Italian Broccoli

We went camping last weekend and I made a simple steak dinner with broccoli and salad. I had a bit of extra vinaigrette left over from our salad so I decided to toss the steamed broccoli with it…I am so glad I did! It gave the broccoli such a nice flavor! For once, my kids actually ate every single broccoli floret on their plates – YEAH! I decided to make it again this week and thought it would pair nicely with the Italian Chicken and the Garlic Rice with Sautéed Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Toasted Pine Nuts. This is a quick and simple way to give broccoli an extra kick of flavor that your whole family will gobble up.

Combine the olive oil, seasoned vinegar, red wine vinegar, sugar, garlic, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Whisk until evenly combined. Let the vinaigrette sit for 20-30 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.

Place the broccoli florets in a steamer tray that you have placed in a pot of boiling water. Once the water is boiling, place a lid on the pot and steam for 3-4 minutes or until broccoli is fork tender. Remove from the pot of water and steamer immediately. Pour the broccoli into a serving bowl then drizzle it with the vinaigrette and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat the broccoli evenly. Serve & enjoy.

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Italian Broccoli

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
Pinch of sugar
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2 cups of broccoli florets

Directions:

Combine the olive oil, seasoned vinegar, red wine vinegar, sugar, garlic, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Whisk until evenly combined. Let the vinaigrette sit for 20-30 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.

Place the broccoli florets in a steamer tray that you have placed in a pot of boiling water. Once the water is boiling, place a lid on the pot and steam for 3-4 minutes or until broccoli is fork tender. Remove from the pot of water and steamer immediately. Pour the broccoli into a serving bowl then drizzle it with the vinaigrette and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat the broccoli evenly. Serve & enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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14 Responses to “Italian Broccoli”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — May 22, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    I love this recipe and the taste of steamed broccoli. MMM!

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    belgin — May 23, 2013 @ 1:18 am

    hi ! ı love your recipes…Alla of them looks like very delicious..I hope you visit me..loves from Istanbul

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    Debbie — May 23, 2013 @ 3:43 am

    This sounds great! Broccoli is one of my favorites!

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    Blond Duck — May 23, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    What a great idea!

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    Katie C. — May 23, 2013 @ 5:32 am

    We do the same thing with green beans and a lemon vinaigrette.

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    Carmen Rosa — May 23, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Pam, These sound so light and delicious!

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    Susan — May 23, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Clever girl! Love the inspired idea you had while camping!

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    Marjie — May 23, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Brilliant! I’d never have thought of this.

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    Joanne — May 23, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    This is such a simple way to make broccoli more exciting!

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — May 23, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    We have broccoli all the time so I am always looking for ways to dress it up. This looks perfect! Thanks!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 23, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    I love broccoli! Can’t wait to give this a try.

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    Mary — May 23, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    So healthy, so delicious and simple – perfect really!
    Mary x

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    Rhonda — May 23, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    wow, kids cleaning their plate of any veggie is a major win! :)

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    Words Of Deliciousness — May 23, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    I am always looking for new veggie recipes this one looks good. I will have to try it.

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