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Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds


Rabe, raab, rapini – this green cruciferous vegetable goes by many different names. Though broccoli is in its name, broccoli rabe is more closely related to turnips. The leaves are bitter and have a similar taste to turnip greens. Like any member of the cruciferous family (think Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale), broccoli rabe is packed with nutrients. It’s high in vitamins A, C and K, potassium, calcium and iron. Whatever you want to call it, this is sure to be your new favorite dish.


2 tsp
toasted sesame oil
1 lb
broccoli rabe, ends trimmed and sliced into 3 inch pieces
1 medium
red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
2 tbsp
soy sauce or tamari
2 tbsp
sesame seeds


Heat a large skillet. Add sesame oil, broccoli rabe and red bell pepper. Sauté until tender (about 4 to 5 minutes). Dress with soy sauce or tamari and toss in sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy.

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds


SourceRecipe and photo from Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, CD, via the LifeWise Kitchen.
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
10 minutes