Garlicky Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Figs & Pine Nuts

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Sauteed broccoli makes a tasty quick side dish. Tossed with figs and topped with pine nuts, garlicky broccoli rabe is a great way to eat more greens.
Sauteed broccoli makes a tasty quick side dish. Tossed with figs and topped with pine nuts, garlicky broccoli rabe is a great way to eat more greens.

Garlicky Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Figs & Pine Nuts

Sauteed broccoli makes a tasty quick side dish. Tossed with figs and topped with pine nuts, garlicky broccoli rabe is a great way to eat more greens.
Sauteed broccoli makes a tasty quick side dish. Tossed with figs and topped with pine nuts, garlicky broccoli rabe is a great way to eat more greens.
Nutrition
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 medium garlic cloves minced or pressed through garlic press (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs about 4 ½ ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe about 1 pound, washed, trimmed, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts toasted

Instructions

  • Heat oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, dried figs, and salt in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until garlic is fragrant and slightly toasted, about 1 ½ minutes.
  • Add broccoli rabe and broth; cover and cook until rabe turns bright green, about 2 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, until most of broth has evaporated and rabe is just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt. Serve over polenta, sprinkling individual portions with pine nuts.

Notes

Valley Fig Growers is a proud sponsor of Cook’s Country TV.
Recipe credit: America’s Test Kitchen.
Photo by Annelies Zijderveld

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