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.
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.
 
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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Easy Garlic Broccolini

1
Freestyle Points
43
Calories
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 6
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.

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.

Nutrition

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