Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning it contains a ton of nutrients! Specifically, they contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are found in plant foods and are known to help decrease inflammation. Constant inflammation causes many common diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, and many others. So this broccoli rabe recipe makes a great healthy side for any meal! Pair it with chicken or tofu to make the meal complete.

broccoli rabe

Broccoli Rabe


  • 2 bunches broccoli rabe
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup sliced jarred cherry peppers and 2 Tbsp. liquid from the jar
  • Shaved parmesan


  • Cook the 2 bunches or broccoli rabe in a steamer basket until tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook sliced garlic in a pot with olive oil until golden. Add cherry peppers and liquid from the jar. Toss in the broccoli rabe, salt, and pepper.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and top with shaved parmesan.

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