Zesty Broccoli Recipe
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Zesty Broccoli Recipe

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"This is a last-minute side dish that hardly takes any time at all," says Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "The sauteed florets stay bright green and fresh-looking, and the garlic and pepper add a spark of flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large bunch fresh broccoli, cut into florets (3-1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 60 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute garlic and pepper flakes in oil. Add broccoli and toss to coat; saute for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Broccoli in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p59

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aheinonen User ID: 1864470 27284
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"I've been roasting my broccoli lately but like this even better. It comes out perfectly crisp-tender!"

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