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Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Avocado and Egg Tostada with Chimichurri

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Everything is shifting from winter’s dark jewel colors to bright greens at our farmer’s market. Flowering greens, tangled shoots, and tender roots give way to the new season and a lighter palate. Nutritionally packed, we all know that, but also how the bitterness is balanced when roasted got me hooked. Even in spring I love roasting – a technique that brings so much depth to vegetables. I have been cooking and serving this recipe of roasted broccoli rabe a lot. Serve it on tostadas with avocado, fried egg, and chimichurri—a brilliant balance of bitter, sweet, fat, and acid.

Recipe by Aran Goyoaga
Aran is the author of Small Plates and Sweet Treats and the food blog, Cannelle et Vanille. She was a finalist for the James Beard award for “Best Individual Food Blog” in 2013 and 2014.

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins

Ingredients

Chimichurri

This recipe makes more than you will need. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It’s great for meat, fish and eggs.

  • 1 Cup fresh parsley
  • ½ Cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ Cup olive oil
  • ⅓ Cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • Pinch red pepper flakes

Tostadas

  • 12 Ounces broccoli rabe, rinsed and dried
  • ¼ Cup olive oil
  • ½ Teaspoon salt, plus more for eggs
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 4 Flour tortillas
  • 2 Ripe Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • Cilantro, to garnish

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Directions

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1. Combine all chimichurri ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Reserve.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the broccoli rabe on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat and bake for 10 minutes until the leaves start to turn dark and the broccoli rabe softens.

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3. For the fried eggs, heat a non-stick 10-inch skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Crack one egg and immediately season the top with a pinch of salt. Crack a second egg next to it and season with salt. Let the eggs cook until the bottoms and edges are crispy while basting the tops with a bit of the hot oil every once in a while, about 3 minutes. Cook the remaining two eggs with more olive oil if needed.

4. Heat the flour tortillas on that same non-stick sauté pan where you cooked the eggs. Let them get slightly golden on both sides. Divide them on four plates.

5. Top with sliced avocado, roasted broccoli rabe, fried egg, chimichurri, and fresh cilantro.

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