This stovetop broccoli makes a simple and easy vegetable side dish you would make repeatedly. It comes together in 10 minutes and you only need 3 essential ingredients to make it delicious. The broccoli is blanched quickly and then sauteed with garlic in olive oil and butter and spices. You can serve this green vegetable with just about anything!
Simple sauteed broccoli recipe
Today, I will be showing you how to make the best broccoli of your life. There are many ways to cook this vegetable but the stovetop method tops it all. This recipe is so simple and easy, you'll be making it on a regular basis. It's also healthy and only takes 10 minutes to make!
With only minimal prep required, you can have this delicious side dish on the table in no time. Broccoli is a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be eaten raw if you prefer, however, once you try this recipe you'll be hooked.
The broccoli is tender with the right amount of crunch to it. The flower buds of this green vegetable soak up all the flavors from the garlic and olive oil, making it absolutely irresistible.
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What you will need to make stovetop broccoli
You will need the following ingredients to make this sauteed broccoli
Water: substitute with vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese to serve: this is optional
How to cut broccoli into florets
To make this recipe, you will need to cut the head of broccoli into florets, this step will teach you how to cut it properly every time. It is very easy and will take you about 2 minutes tops
- Place the head (crown) of the broccoli on a sturdy chopping board with the stalk facing you
- 2. Using a sharp knife, start making a small cut downwards at a bias to remove each floret from the stem. Repeat this step until you have removed all of the florets. Discard the stalk or save it for another recipe such as soups or stir-fries.
- Remove any leaves attached to the florets, this is optional as I like to sautee it with the vegetables. Next, cut or break the florets into even pieces, this way they cook evenly.
How to make stovetop broccoli
Cut the broccoli into florets and add to a bowl
Bring a kettle of water to a boil and pour it over the broccoli in the bowl, this is called blanching and it will help to soften the vegetable.
After 1 minute, drain the vegetable in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Leave to drain excess water
Heat up a large skillet on medium-high, add olive oil and butter and let it melt
Add the broccoli florets to the pan, reduce the heat and leave undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes or until part of the broccoli begins to char around the edges.
Flip or toss, then sprinkle the onion powder and garlic granules over the broccoli.
Add water or stock to the bottom of the pan, and stir the broccoli for about 1-2 minutes or until the water dries off. Do keep an eye so it doesn't burn.
Finally, season the broccoli with salt and black pepper as desired, just before you take it off the heat, drizzle some lemon juice over the veg then take it off the heat.
Transfer the sauteed broccoli to a plate, sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese if using over it, serve and enjoy!
What to serve it with
How to store sauteed broccoli
This recipe can be made ahead and stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days. Sauteed broccoli is also freezer-friendly, simply place it in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Stovetop Broccoli Recipe
- 1 large head of broccoli
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ cup water substitute with vegetable stock
- lemon juice about 1 Tablespoon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Parmesan cheese to serve optional
- Cut the broccoli into florets and add to a bowl
- Bring a kettle of water to a boil and pour it over the broccoli in the bowl. After 1 minute, drain the vegetable in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Leave to drain excess water
- Heat up a large skillet on medium-high, add olive oil and butter, and heat until hot and the butter melted.
- Add the broccoli florets to the pan, reduce the heat and leave undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes or until the broccoli begins to char around the edges.
- Flip or toss the veg in the pan, then sprinkle the onion powder and garlic granules over the broccoli.
- Add water or stock to the bottom of the pan, and stir the broccoli for about 1-2 minutes or until the water dries off. Do keep an eye so it doesn't burn.
- Finally, season the broccoli with salt and black pepper as desired, just before you take it off the heat, drizzle some lemon juice over the veg then take it off the heat. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese if using. Serve and enjoy!
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