Friday, October 22, 2010

Garlicky Lemon Broccoli

Here's a quick, flavorful side dish for a busy night!

The one bit of the recipe that struck me as odd was the very first step: to peel the stems of 1 and 1/2 pounds broccoli spears with a vegetable peeler. Having never seen such an instruction before, I looked it up online, where it seems that broccoli stems can be quite bitter, so peeling them leads to a sweeter overall dish.

Once you've completed that step, combine the broccoli spears in a large skillet with 1/2 cup water; cover and cook over medium-high heat for 6 minutes. Remove the broccoli from pan, and wipe the pan down with a paper towel.

Reduce the heat to medium, and melt 2 teaspoons vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) in the pan; add 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and 2 chopped garlic cloves; cook for 2 minutes.

Return the broccoli to the pan and toss to coat, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind and drizzle with 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

1 cup of broccoli makes a side serving of 70 calories.

broccoli $9.92
lemon $0.89

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance