balsamic rapini linguini

Rapini has never been one of my favorite vegetables. Requiring a great deal of braising or simmering to get rid, or at least mask, its distinct bitter taste, I always avoided it.

However, this recipe uses that flavor to its full potential, bringing out a richness not generally seen in produce through the use of thyme, balsamic and garlic.

balsamic rapini
Yield: 4 servings

Balsamic Rapini Linguini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This linguini recipe uses the flavor of rapini to its full potential, bringing out a richness not generally seen in produce through the use of thyme, balsamic and garlic.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch rapini, chopped
  • 4 cups linguini, cooked in salted water
  • Non-dairy parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Toss the garlic in the vegetable oil in a deep-bottomed frying pan. Set on the stove and turn to medium-high heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the garlic is light brown in color.
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pot to deglaze, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom.
  3. Add the salt, sugar, ground black pepper and rapini. Cover with a lid, turn to medium heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, adding more water if needed, or until the rapini is flavorful and less bitter.
  4. Remove the lid and add the cooked linguini, tossing with the rapini until heated through and evenly distributed. Serve with a sprinkle of vegan parmesan cheese.Balsamic Rapini Linguini

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 1mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 8g

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Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.