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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Oregano, and Lemon

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  • Servings: 4
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Oregano, and Lemon

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Everyday Food, May 2011


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound orecchiette or other small pasta shapes
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound), trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, for serving
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, for serving


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, adding broccoli rabe 4 minutes before end of cooking. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes over medium until garlic begins to sizzle, 2 minutes. Drain pasta and broccoli rabe and return to pot. Add oil mixture and toss to coat; season to taste with salt and pepper. To serve, sprinkle oregano over pasta and drizzle with lemon juice.


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