Broccoli Rabe, Carrot, and Radicchio Salad


The sweetness of the carrots and honey is a good contrast to the bitterness of the broccoli rabe and radicchio.


  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli rabe, tough stems removed and cut into 4-inch lengths

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 small carrots, sliced into thin strips using a vegetable peeler

  • ¼ head radicchio, thinly sliced crosswise (1 ¼ cups)


  1. Bring 3 1/2 quarts cold water to a boil in a large pot and add 1 tablespoon salt. Add broccoli rabe and cook until just tender, about 1 1/2 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water. Drain again and place on paper towels to absorb remaining water.

  2. In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and olive oil. Season with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  3. Combine broccoli rabe, carrots, and radicchio in a medium bowl. Add vinaigrette, toss well, and serve.

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