This quick broccolini dish is delicious, good for you, and full of garlicky, lemony flavor. Broccolini is more tender than broccoli and has a milder flavor. I love the mix of textures; the crunchy stems and the softer florets that soak up sauce are a great combination.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large skillet with 1 to 2 inches of water and bring to a boil; add broccolini and cook until bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer broccolini to a strainer and drain water from skillet.

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  • Heat olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in the hot oil until golden and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Return broccolini to frying pan using tongs; cook and stir until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over broccoli and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; 8.3 g protein; 17.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 145.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
I love broccolini if prepared correctly and these are nice directions. I took one more step and transferred the broccolini to an ice bath after the first two minutes of cooking to stop the cooking process. This kept it a beautiful, vibrant green. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2015
I was searching for a quick and simple recipe to pair with my weeknight meal of cod fish veggies and rice and this did the trick. Taste was ok and texture was one-dimensional. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
I love broccolini if prepared correctly and these are nice directions. I took one more step and transferred the broccolini to an ice bath after the first two minutes of cooking to stop the cooking process. This kept it a beautiful, vibrant green. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
I love broccolini if prepared correctly and these are nice directions. I took one more step and transferred the broccolini to an ice bath after the first two minutes of cooking to stop the cooking process. This kept it a beautiful, vibrant green. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2015
when in a pinch I always use S&P Garlic with EVOO but the addition of lemon juice made it pop and I was serving it with panfried Talipia. many new cooks go right for the most ratings so lets show them simple can rate high as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2016
I love the simplicity of the recipe! Plus, doing a ice cold bath after cooking it really helps big time! Serving it with roasted garlic alongside it adds more taste. Thank you for sharing! ?? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2015
I was searching for a quick and simple recipe to pair with my weeknight meal of cod fish veggies and rice and this did the trick. Taste was ok and texture was one-dimensional. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
Simple and easy with a lot of flavor. I of course added far more garlic and I liked that. I wonder too if it would be good to cut the broccolini once it was blanched. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2016
Yunmy recipe and so simple... Added a few sweet yellow cherry type tomatoes and it was just as good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2018
I m a big fan of broccolini and this is my first time making it at home. Great easy/fast recipe! I paired it with a sweet & spicy mahi mahi. Great match! Will definitely be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2015
Simple and came out excellent. I added a bit more olive oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
I can't believe something so easy is THIS delicious! Read More