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Broccoli Rabe with White Beans 

Here's a dish that looks sophisticated yet is quick and easy to prepare!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Side Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: White Green

Preparation time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 5

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 shallot, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed, stems trimmed, chopped
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
1 16-ounce can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 ounce shredded Parmesan cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add olive oil, then shallot and garlic.  Cook and stir until transparent but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli rabe and broth or water and simmer, covered, until rabe is tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans and pepper flakes and cook until beans are hot, about 5 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of calcium and fiber. 

Credit: Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 130 Carbohydrates: 16g
Total Fat: 3.8g Cholesterol: 5mg
Saturated Fat: 1.3g Dietary Fiber: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 27% Sodium: 322mg
Protein: 8g  



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