Broccoli is a side-dish that just never gets old. This green cruciferous veggie is always in style because it’s rich in nutrients that aid inflammation, oxidative stress, digestion, detoxification, and even prevents diseases like cancer. When prepared right, even the kids will want more!
Simple Broccoli with Lemon, Garlic, and Pine Nuts:
- 1 large head of fresh organic broccoli cut into pieces
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or another high-heat oil)
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Sauté chopped garlic in coconut oil. Once browned, take off heat and combine in bowl with olive oil, lemon juice, and dijon mustard. Whisk until consistent. While toasting pine nuts, steam broccoli in a broiling pan or steamer until just cooked. Pour garlic dressing and toasted pine nuts over warm broccoli, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy as a side dish or snack! For a whole meal, add chickpeas or tempeh before sautéing garlic!
One Healthy Breakdown: tasty and healthy means broccoli done right.