my dish broccoli rabe with sambal oil
September 26, 2020

Spicy Broccoli Rabe

By Ange's Table

Good morning to you.  How are you today?

I hope you get to have a relaxing weekend, doing the things that you enjoy.

Today I want to share a quick side dish, that can be made to your taste. Broccoli Rabe is a green vegetable that we eat frequently in our house.  I grew up eating it, and I love it.  We all have that bitter green veggie in our lives, and this is mine. 

Lately, I have been craving spicy foods.  Normally I do not eat spicy foods, because I stay away from most nightshades.  But I try to listen to my body, and I do check myself before eating something new or different.  And my body was saying “YES! Give me that Sambal.”  So thats exactly what I did.

boiled broccoli rabe for pasta
Blanche the broccoli rabe in salted water
oil and sambal for garlic broccoli rabe
Heat the garlic and sambal in oil
add blanched broccoli rabe to sambal oil
Add in blanched broccoli rabe
broccoli rabe with sambal oil
Mix well in the seasoned oil
my dish broccoli rabe with sambal oil
Perfect side to grilled chicken and mushrooms

Spicy Broccoli Rabe

  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, blanched
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sambal olek, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt mix
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil

Heat oil in a pan, add in garlic and sambal.  Mix well.

Once the oil becomes fragrant, add in blanched broccoli rabe.  Mix well in the flavored oil.

Cover, cook 5-10 minutes until the broccoli rabe is heated through and coated in all the flavored oil.


Do you crave spice?  How do you like to eat your bitter greens?  Leave us a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table or on Facebook at Ange’s Table.  We love hearing from you.