Zesty Broccolini and Garlic

Zesty Broccolini and Garlic
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Broccolini is similar in taste and texture to broccoli, but with longer, thinner stalks, and small florets. This simple, flavorful recipe is a quick and easy way to prepare broccolini. You can prepare it in the time it takes to cook your main entree. If you can't find broccolini, you can easily use broccoli instead.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 60

  • Total Fat 2g
    • Saturated Fat 0.3g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 350mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fat, 2 Vegetable



  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • garlic (thinly sliced)
    4 clove
  • broccolini (stems trimmed)
    2 lbs
  • low sodium vegetable broth (low-sodium)
    1/4 cup
  • red pepper (Pinch crushed)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    1 pinch
  • fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • fresh lemon zest
    2 tsp


  1. Heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 5 to 6 minutes, or just until the garlic starts to brown. Add in the broccolini, broth, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cover the pan, and let it steam on medium-high heat until the broccolini turns bright green and is tender, about 5 to 6 minutes.

  2. Add in the lemon juice and zest, and serve immediately.

  3. *Nutrition facts do not include added salt.