Rapini, also known as broccoli rabe, is delicious with garlic! Don’t miss my family’s authentic Italian rapini recipe! It’s a great vegan side dish.
For someone who wouldn’t eat rapini as a kid, I sure love it now. All I need for a perfect lunch is a hunk of bread and a mound of these slightly bitter greens with garlic, sautéed in olive oil and accented with salt and red pepper flakes.
In case you’re not familiar with this Italian vegetable, I’m going to provide you with everything you need to know to buy, store, prep and cook rapini with garlic. First, let’s start with some background information.