Roasted Broccoli Rabe with Zesty Lemon and Chili Flakes

Roasted Broccoli Rabe with Zesty Lemon and Chili Flakes

May 13, 2024Kaitlin Shears

Broccoli rabe, with its earthy flavor and nutrient-packed leaves, is a versatile vegetable that can elevate any dish. From vibrant stir-fries to hearty pasta dishes, its possibilities are endless. But before you dive into cooking, remember that the entire plant is edible and requires a thorough washing and blanching to ensure its full flavor and texture.

To help you get started, we've crafted a simple yet mouthwatering recipe that celebrates the natural flavors of broccoli rabe -- check it out below!


  • Broccoli rabe
  • Toasted cashews or peanuts (1/2 - 1 cup)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • Crushed chili flakes (1 tsp - 1 tbsp, depending on spice preference) OR season with Hottest Tuff Spiced Seasoning Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and place a pan inside to heat up.
  2. Toss the broccoli rabe in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, and crushed chili flakes or Tuff City Salts.
  4. Spread the seasoned broccoli rabe on the hot pan and roast for 10-15 minutes, until slightly charred.
  5. Once roasted, remove from the oven and toss with the lemon and chili mixture.
  6. Serve hot as a flavorful side dish or incorporate into your favorite recipes such as chicken, grilled steak, fried rice, or noodle bowls.

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