Serve this rich, zesty combo as a warm salad or over pasta for an even heartier dish.
Heat broiler. On two baking sheets, toss broccoli, chickpeas, and garlic with oil; season with salt. Broil 2 minutes, then flip broccoli and continue to broil until leaves are crisp and stems tender, about 2 minutes more. Broil one tray at a time if your oven can't accommodate both.
Serve topped with ricotta and red pepper flakes.Add lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.
Broiling is one of the easiest ways to cook broccoli rabe: The stalks turn bright green and tender and the leaves get nice and crispy.