Broccolini is also known as baby broccoli. They can be found in most supermarkets and they come in small bunches.
This is a perfect vegetable to serve as a side dish and it goes well with any meat, poultry or fish. Whether you steam, sauté or roast them, they cook up in a matter of minutes! No need for any prep-work at all, only a good rinse is needed, and they’re ready to sauté. We love that!
Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli, with smaller florets and longer stems. It has a similar appearance to the broccoli rabe, but they’re not bitter like the rabe. They are sweeter in taste, which is ideal if you are cooking this broccoli for the kids.
Nowadays, broccolini are considered to be among the “super-food” greens, a vegetable that is rich in Vitamins C, A, iron and folate. A healthy vegetable to serve your family often! Our family loves this dish!
EASY Sautéed Broccolini
- 2 bunches Broccolini, ends slightly cut off
- 4 large garlic cloves, sliced
- 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
- Optional: 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- fresh black pepper to taste
Rinse broccolini in cold water, and set aside. In a large non stick skillet, and on medium heat, heat olive oil. Add garlic, crushed red pepper (optional), and sauté until garlic turns golden, about 1 minute.
Immediately add the broccolini, sauté for one minute. Add the broth and cover with a lid for about 3 to 5 minutes, turning once. When the broth is mostly absorbed, turn off the heat, add salt & pepper to taste and serve. Broccolini should be tender and lightly crunchy. Enjoy!