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Quick Broccoli Side Dish Recipe
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Quick Broccoli Side Dish Recipe

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Italian seasoning and crunchy pine nuts really jazz up the flavor of this versatile veggie side dish. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 58 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute broccoli in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes longer or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Add the sherry, pimientos, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook and stir until heated through. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Quick Broccoli Side Dish in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p16

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"My husband loved this! I cannot eat a lot of stuff, however, I enjoy cooking for my husband and this one hit it out of the park!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"So easy- colorful and tasty! Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"Quick and easy. Tasty and goes with just about anything."

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