Dec 20, 2013

Easy Garlic Broccolini



Broccolini, also known as baby broccoli, makes a fantastic, quick side dish and compliments just about anything from beef roasts, lamb, fish, turkey, chicken, lasagna and more. 

It's actually not a younger version of broccoli, but rather a natural hybrid between regular broccoli and a plant called Chinese broccoli. My family prefers it to broccoli and since it takes less time to cook, I make this at least once a week. It has longer, thin stalks with small florets and only needs a few minutes to cook. I make this side dish at least once a week – even my toddler eats it with no complaints!

The best part, it's healthy and ready in under 10 minutes so if you're cooking for the holidays or just a meal for your family and need an easy side dish, this is it! You can double it or halve it as you need.




Easy Garlic Broccolini
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/6 • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 43 • Fat: 3 g • Protein: 1 g • Carb: 2 g • Fiber: 1 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 14 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • 6 cloves peeled garlic, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:

Trim about 1 1/2 inches off broccolini stems and discard. Slice the brocolini in half lengthwise.



Bring pot of water to a boil. When boiling, add broccolini and cook 2 minutes. Quickly drain and run under cold water to stop it from cooking.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Add the drained broccolini, season with kosher salt to taste and cook 1 minute, or until heated through.



26 comments :

  1. I am definitely pinning, sharing and making! Looks so yummy.

    sincerely,
    www.boardingtogether.blogspot.com

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  2. Where could I find Broccolini? I am down in MD so I am not sure what produce would carry that item down here....

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    1. I just picked some up at Mom's Organic Market (in Timonium)

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    2. Trader Joe's has it. So does Giant.

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    3. im in the city and Harris Teeter also has it

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  3. Congrats on making top 20!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/recipes-that-won-pinterest-2013

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  4. I love broccolini! Alas, at least in my part of the world, it's really expensive.

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  5. Anything green - I add a squeeze of lemon juice right before serving. Takes the dish to a new level! : )

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  6. Is broccolini the same as rapini?

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    1. No, it's not as bitter but you can prepare rapini just like this.

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  7. wow, this looks so glistening and delicious!

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  8. Anonymous12/20 6:25, I found broccolini at Wegmans in MD. Safeway and Shoppers didn't have any.

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  9. Broccoli is actually my favorite vegetable and I eat it with every meal, but this looks really good. I'll definitely be giving it a try! I've made so many of your recipes and your blog has seriously helped me stay on the WW plan.

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  10. The recipe look yummy and healthy.

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  11. This and brocoli rabe are things I miss from NJ! I can only find brocolini at Whole Foods here in NM. Now I want this!

    PS - making your leg of lamb for Christmas and am so excited! It's delicious!

    Steph

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  12. I made this using regular broccoli & it was fabulous! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    1. When you use broccoli how long would you boil it?

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  13. Yum - I'm making this with broccoli tonight!

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  14. I found Broccolini at Wegman's in Virginia. I made this tonight. SOOOO YUMMY! It was so GREEN and tender but not overdone. I am SO IMPRESSED.

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  15. Delicious! First time cooking with broccolini, glad I found this recipe. Awesome!

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  16. I actually made this tonight. It was the most delicious broccoli we've ever had here at home. For a little extra, I added a tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce and halved some baby roma tomatoes to this after taking it out of the pan. Yummy! And I've been asked to put this on the weekly veggie rotation!

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