Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. It has long, thin, edible stalks topped with tiny buds that resemble broccoli florets. The flavor is reminiscent of broccoli, but with a peppery bite. Substitute broccoli or asparagus if you can't find broccolini.
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound broccolini, trimmed
How to Make It
Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl; toss well.
Steam broccolini, covered, for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Spoon pepper dressing over broccolini.