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Easy Garlic Broccolini

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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.
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 – 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.

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.

Easy Garlic Broccolini

5 from 3 votes
1
Cals:43
Protein:1
Carbs:2
Fat:3
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.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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.
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1 /6 of recipe

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Trim about 1 1/2 inches off broccolini stems and discard. Slice the broccolini 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 red pepper flakes (optional), and cook 1 minute, or until heated through.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /6 of recipe, Calories: 43 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 14 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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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.
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.

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39 comments on “Easy Garlic Broccolini”

  1. This was fabulous! I served it with your cedar plank salmon, and brown rice and quinoa from Costco. I’ve never tried broccolini before. It is now my favorite vegetable. I can’t wait to have this again. I ate all the leftovers while cleaning up the kitchen after dinner. Absolutely delicious!

  2. My new favorite way to make broccolini! I used to always roast it but it is more tender using this method. Thanks.

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  4. If I use regular broccoli for this recipe, how long would I boil it? This looks delicious and I hope to fix it tonight with the baked chicken parm!

    1. I have a recipe for roasted broccoli, I would use that https://www.skinnytaste.com/roasted-broccoli-with-smashed-garlic/

  5. Making this now! 
    Two tiny editing notes:
    Ingredient list does not include kosher salt which is included in directions. 
    Directions don’t include pinch red pepper flakes (optional).

  6. Feeling lazy today. Do I have to do the 2 minute boil, drain and cool; or may I do the sautéing in olive oil a little longer like 3-4 minutes?
    I love and trust all of your recipes!
    Thanks,