Broccoli Italiano Recipe
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Broccoli Italiano Recipe

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My husband didn't like broccoli until I gave it some of my special Italian touches. Now I can't serve this delicious side dish often enough. —Melanie Habener of Lompoc, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 5-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large fresh mushrooms, sliced

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 49 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Place broccoli in a steamer basket over water; cover and steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, cook onions in oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds longer. Reduce heat. Add the broccoli, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Add mushrooms. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Italiano in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p29

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 49 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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