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Zesty Garlic Broccoli Recipe

Zesty Garlic Broccoli Recipe

I'VE BEEN a vegetarian for over 20 years and often experiment with flavors compatible to the many vegetables I prepare. My nephew, who lived with me a year while going to graduate school, thought this was one of my best creations. It's not only beautiful, it's delicious and nutritious, too. -Louiza Kemyan, Palm Springs, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1. Place first five ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until broccoli is crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Drain. Toss with pepper flakes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 42 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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bmbadgley User ID: 3904867 29413
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"Blander than expected. I used the pepper flakes, but somehow it did not enhance the flavor of the broccoli. Maybe more salt, or garlic? I love broccoli, so will play around with this recipe next time."

StephsMom User ID: 2891708 49878
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"It has become a favorite! I make enough to have leftovers which is excellant added in an omelet or frittata the next day."

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