Sunday, February 14, 2010

Show-stopping Broccoli Rabe

Have you ever met someone who seems drab and unassuming but actually has a great personality once you get to know him or her? Was his/her name Broccoli Rabe? Rabe is humble, yet nutritious and delicious. This dish makes our friend, Rabe, the star.

Show-stopping Broccoli Rabe
1 cup broccoli rabe
1 Tbsp meatball sauce (or vegetarian tomato sauce)
2 tsp parmesan cheese
1/4 cup vegan red bean soup (or plain red beans)
1/4 cup diced green bell peppers
1 Tbsp wheat germ
2 Tbsp flaked tuna (leave out for vegetarian version)
3 raw broccoli florets
salad leaves for garnish
11 (count them) grape tomatoes

1. Combine all ingredients up to the broccoli, in order.
2. Garnish with salad leaflets.
3. Surround spinach with grape tomatoes.