Grilled Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Grilled broccoli rabe with crushed red pepper and lemon wedges on a wooden square plate.
Carrie Vasios

Broccoli rabe is grilled and tossed with red pepper flakes and a lemon vinaigrette.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, washed and trimmed

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Place broccoli rabe in a large bowl. Toss with salt and one tablespoon olive oil. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat a grill to medium heat. Place broccoli in grill basket and put on grill. Grill until stems are crisp yet tender and leaves begin to char, about 3 1/2 minutes per side.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining one tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice.

  4. Remove broccoli from grill basket and place back in the large bowl. Toss with lemon vinaigrette and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.

Special equipment

Grill basket

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
87 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1095mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 235mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)