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Rapini

This delicious rapini recipe has a hint of garlic and makes a perfect side dish to any evening meal.


This is by far is my favourite vegetable to make during the week. I usually eat rapini sprinkled with lactose free cheese along with steamed yams. It’s quick to cook and it packs a variety of vitamins.


This vegetable is so versatile it can be added as a side dish along side any main, or eaten on its own. Serve rapini with your choice of fish or meat, or sauté it in olive oil with garlic and toss those leafy greens with pasta sprinkled with shavings of parmesan cheese. You’re sure to love it.


Also known as broccoli rabe, this vegetable has a variety of health benefits. It contains vitamin A, B, C, K, calcium; iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc just to mention a few. This vegetable is low in carbs and contains only 19 calories per cup. Rapini is amazing for anyone who is on a restricted diet.

 

Ingredients

(Makes 2 servings)

  • 1 bunch rapini, trimmed, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup water

 

Directions

In a frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until the garlic is translucent.


Add the rapini and water then cover and steam for 15 minutes, occasionally turning the greens.


Once the rapini is cooked (it should still be firm) place it into a medium bowl and toss with salt and pepper.


Serve and enjoy.

 
 

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

total calories = 202.5| total fat = 21.45g | saturated fat = 3g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 13mg | carbohydrates = 2.14g | dietary fibre = 1.08g | sugars = 0.15g | protein = 1.37g

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