White Beans with Broccoli Rabe and Lemon

by Marija Petrovic | 19/02/2014 00:51

Makes 4 servings

active time
15 minutes

total time
25 minutes
If you like bold, assertive flavors, this rustic side dish is for you. Try it with roast chicken or pork tenderloin.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small lemon, very thinly sliced, seeds removed
2 anchovy fillets packed in oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch broccoli rabe, chopped
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
2 15-ounce cans cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat. Add lemon, anchovies, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lemon is softened and brown in spots and anchovies fall apart, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli rabe; season with salt and pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until bright green and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Add beans and 1/2 cup water to pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have melded and liquid is reduced by half (you still want it to be saucy), about 5 minutes. Mix in parsley and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.

Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired, and top with more Parmesan.

Per serving: 320 calories, 13 g fat, 9 g fiber


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