Broccoli Rabe with White Beans

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Here's a dish that looks sophisticated yet is quick and easy to prepare!

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  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes

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Serves: 5
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: White, Green


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. 

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    130
  • Carbohydrates:    16g
  • Total Fat:    3.8g
  • Cholesterol:    5mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1.3g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    27%
  • Sodium:    322 mg
  • Protein:    8g
  • Recipe 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.



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