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Pecan Broccoli

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Pecans contribute heart-healthy, unsaturated fat to this recipe. However, because broccoli is such a low-calorie food, the fat percentage for this recipe is slightly higher than others.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 75
  • caloriesfromfat 70 %
  • fat 5.8 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 3.3 g
  • carbohydrate 5.3 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 188 mg
  • calcium 45 mg

How to Make It

  1. Arrange broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge broccoli into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

  2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until melted. Add broccoli, pecans, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring gently, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.