This is a variation on Immer's Linguine with Walnuts, Arugula, and Olives. Here we have broccoli rabe in place of the arugula. I blanched the chopped rabe in the pasta water before I cooked the pasta. I also used 50% whole wheat spaghetti in place of the linguine and left out the cheese.
Checking my notes it says that I used two bunches of broccoli rabe and chopped them into 2 inch pieces. I blanched them for 1 minute and then sauteed.
We loved this dish. These are strong flavors so I would be reluctant to serve it to most guests but I think those that really love food will appreciate it.