Quick Side Dish: Sauteed Broccolini with Garlic

broccolini

Say goodbye to boring steamed broccoli, and hello to sauteed broccolini with garlic and lemon.  This is a super fast side dish that will turn any entree into a stellar dinner.

broccolini

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cut each broccolini stem into thirds or fourths (including the stems, which are tasty!), keeping the stems separate from the florets. If there are thick stems, cut then in half lengthwise and place all stems into the skillet.  Saute for 3-4 minutes, then add garlic, florets, and salt to the pan.  Saute another 2 minutes, or until broccolini is bright green and crisp-tender, then remove from heat and squeeze lemon juice over broccoli.  Serve as a side dish, or over polenta with caramelized onions and chicken sausage (here’s the recipe):

broccolini

 

Sauteed Broccolini with Garlic
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb broccolini
  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cut each broccolini stem into thirds or fourths (including the stems, which are tasty!), keeping the stems separate from the florets.
  2. If there are thick stems, cut then in half lengthwise and place all stems into the skillet.
  3. Saute for 3-4 minutes, then add garlic, florets, and salt to the pan. Saute another 2 minutes, or until broccolini is bright green and crisp-tender, then remove from heat and squeeze lemon juice over broccoli.
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