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Broccolini with Pepper Dressing

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup broccolini and 2 tablespoons pepper dressing)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 60
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 1.6 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 10.5 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 325 mg
  • calcium 57 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl; toss well.

  2. Steam broccolini, covered, for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Spoon pepper dressing over broccolini.