Sautéed Rapini in a Chilli Lemon Sauce

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This dark green relative to broccoli is packed with nutritional benefits! This cancer fighting veggie is filled with vitamins, zinc, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It is so quick and easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. The bitter undertones in rapini pair wonderfully with lamb and beef dishes. We have created a delicious sauce to sauté this superfood and infuse a little spice!

What you will need:

  • 1 bunch rapini
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 lemon wedges

Directions:

Prep Time:  10 minutes  ◊  Cook Time: 5-6 minutes

  1. In a small bowl, add lemon juice, chilli flakes, garlic, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix together thoroughly. We like to use a mortar and pestle but it is not necessary.  
  2. Cut approximately an inch off the bottoms of rapini and discard.
  3. In a large skillet, on medium-low heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and lemon wedges. Add rapini to heated pan, drizzle prepared sauce over greens and toss to coat.  
  4. Cook for 5-6 minutes until tender and dark green in colour. Serve hot!

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