Rapini with Garlic & Crushed Chilies

Rapini with Garlic & Crushed Chilies

An easy, quick, healthy and delicious side dish. Rapini is kicked up a notch through the addition of zippy garlic and chili flakes. Feel free to substitute with broccolini.

Serves:  4

Time: Prep: 10 min


1 large bunch rapini

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, slivered

½ tsp chili flakes

½ lemon, squeezed

salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Chop off the bottom inch of the rapini stalks. Add rapini to the boiling water and blanch for about two to three minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add garlic, pepper flakes and rapini. Toss together for a minute or two, reduce heat, cover pan and cook three minutes. Remove cover, season and serve.