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Gingered Yellow Pepper 'n' Broccoli Recipe

Gingered Yellow Pepper 'n' Broccoli Recipe

This side dish from our Test Kitchen will work well with any mild-flavored main course. The pretty, colorful side is lightly touched with ginger and orange peel, making it crisp and refreshing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the broccoli and water. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute yellow pepper in butter for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Stir broccoli; microwave 1 minute longer or until tender. Add the ginger, orange peel, salt and pepper to yellow pepper. Drain broccoli; add to pepper mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 54 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.