"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 TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 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.
Originally published as Zesty Broccoli in Quick Cooking March/April 1998