Three recipes that shine a light on broccoli rabe.
While broccoli rabe is but a distant cousin to its namesake vegetable (it’s actually a closer relative of Chinese cabbage), it shares its nutritional cred. A single bunch contains about 16 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of iron. And now’s the time to enjoy it: It’s more tender in cooler months, from fall till spring. Go for young rabe, marked by small leaves and bright stems, to power up these recipes.