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Hot Garlicky Broccoli Rabe Sandwich with Smoky Tahini Cheese Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This toasty broccoli rabe sandwich is stuffed with spicy, garlicky greens and topped with smoky vegan tahini sauce.
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe about 1 pound
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cherry pepper or substitute your favorite hot pepper, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Smoky Tahini Cheese Sauce
For Serving
  • 2-6 inch sandwich rolls sliced open
  • hot sauce of choice optional
Make the Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
  1. Remove any very thick stems from broccoli rabe. Coarsely chop the rest. Using whatever type of steaming apparatus you've got on hand, steam broccoli rabe until bright green and just wilted, about 3 minutes. (I love a microwave steamer for quick veggie-steaming jobs like this one. For those who are microwave-wary, a bamboo steamer works great too.)
  2. Place oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cherry pepper. Sauté 2 minutes. Add broccoli rabe and sauté about 3 minutes more, or until desired tenderness is reached. Remove from heat and season with red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
Make the Smoky Tahini Cheese Sauce
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl, using as much water as needed to reach desired consistency.
  1. Stuff rolls with sautéed broccoli rabe and drizzle with tahini sauce and hot sauce, if using. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Garlicky Broccoli Rabe Sandwich with Smoky Tahini Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.6g32%
Saturated Fat 3.1g16%
Sodium 961mg40%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 43.4g14%
Fiber 8.9g36%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14.9g30%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 7.6mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.