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Zesty Broccolini

 Zesty Broccolini
We use garlic, gingerroot and red pepper flakes to give this side dish a little kick. The long, elegant spears are so attractive.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 pound Broccolini or broccoli spears
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Place Broccolini and salt in a large skillet; cover with water. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until
  • tender. Drain well. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute garlic and ginger in oil for 1 minute. Add
  • Broccolini and pepper flakes; saute for 1-2 minutes or until heated
  • through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 96 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.