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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: garlicky broccoli, sauteed broccoli
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 172kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1570IU | Vitamin C: 12.8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.8mg