You are here: Home » Recipes » Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Lemon Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Lemon Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 3 servings Broccoli rabe, also called rappini in Italy, is a cousin of broccoli. It has a pleasant bitter flavor. You can use broccoli as an alternative in this recipe. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 pound orecchiette2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil4 garlic cloves, minced1 yellow onion, chopped1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red chili flakes1 bunch broccoli rabe, heavy stems removed and discarded, heads chopped Water, as needed Juice of 1 lemon Salt, to taste Instructions Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse; set aside. Heat olive oil in a nonreactive large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; saute 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add chili flakes and broccoli rabe. Continue to saute, adding drops of water to prevent sticking if necessary. Add cooked pasta. Combine well and add lemon juice and salt. Serve immediately.