10 Day Detox Diet: Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage (10DDD)

This Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox Diet recipe for Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage is delicious served hot or cold, and may be enjoyed as a hearty snack, too.

With a fried egg, it makes a great breakfast.

Also take note of vegan options.

Plant Based Note From Elise: I prepared this recipe with GMO free Vegan sausage. 

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes


 ¾ teaspoon sea salt
 1½ pounds broccoli rabe, trimmed of thick stems
 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 8 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed
 grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
 lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Bring a 3-quart saucepan of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Prepare an ice bath by placing 6 ice cubes in a bowl and filling it to the top with cold water; set aside.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon salt and the broccoli rabe to the boiling water.
  4. Cook until just tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Drain, and transfer to the ice bath.
  6. When the broccoli has cooled, drain again and set aside.
  7. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering.
  8. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about 20 seconds.
  9. Transfer the garlic to a plate and reserve.
  10. Add the sausage to the pan and sauté, breaking it up with the back of a spoon.
  11. Cook the sausage until it begins to brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Add the broccoli rabe, lemon zest, and reserved garlic to the pan.
  13. Toss until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes, and season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  14. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  15. Serve immediately, with additional lemon wedges.

Nutritional analysis per serving Calories: 300, Fat: 25 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 45 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 14 g, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Sodium: 495 mg

Nutritional analysis per serving is based on calculations in the  10 Day Diet Detox Cookbook.

This recipe is featured in the 10 Day Diet Detox Cookbook.

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Author: Mark Hyman, M.D.
MARK HYMAN, MD is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers others to stop managing symptoms and start treating the underlying causes of illness, thereby tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. To learn more about Dr. Hyman and Functional Medicine please visit http://drhyman.com/about-2/about-functional-medicine/.


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