I’ll admit it: I can get very lazy with my vegetable side dishes. More often than not, I just steam or boil my broccoli. If I’m really feeling lazy, I eat it raw. But sometimes it’s good to spice things up a bit. As I was looking through Todd English’s “Cooking in Every Day English,” I came across this sauteed broccoli recipe with lemon zest and red pepper flakes. It was so easy to make and was the perfect side dish for our roasted chicken. So spice up your dinner tonight…and lunch tomorrow (I put the leftovers on a bed of lettuce with some walnuts…awesome lunch).
Sauteed Broccoli Recipe with Lemon Zest and Red Pepper
Summary: a little tangy, a little spicy, and full of healthy goodness
- 1 bunch of fresh broccoli, cut into small florets
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic, sliced thin
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp lemon (about 1 lemon’s worth)
- juice of one fresh lemon
- 2 tsp panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- black pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the broccoli and saute for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Add garlic and crushed red pepper and saute 1 more minute (until garlic is toasted).
- Move broccoli to a serving bowl and toss with lemon zest, lemon juice, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 7 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 4