Broccoli Rabe with White Beans
Most recipes for this boldly flavored green call for softening its edges by blanching it. But we wanted to embrace its flavor, not tamp it down.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to showcase the bold flavor of broccoli rabe alongside creamy white beans, a classic pairing in Italian cooking. Cutting the broccoli rabe into 1-inch pieces meant that the pieces cooked evenly when quickly sautéed. Canned beans were the obvious choice to keep this a weeknight dish. Adding the beans early in the cooking process gave them time to absorb the flavors of the garlic-infused olive oil. A shot of savory chicken broth rounded out the dish.