Our Test Kitchen shows that chopped tomato and a few simple seasonings are all you need to make broccoli a taste sensation for special-occasion suppers.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into spears
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
- Place 1 in. of water and broccoli in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. In a skillet, saute the tomato, garlic, onion, salt, basil and oregano in oil for 1 minute or until heated through. Drain broccoli; top with tomato mixture and stir gently. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Broccoli Spears in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p122