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Pecan Broccoli

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.

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes


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


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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 75
  • Calories from fat: 70%
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 188mg
  • Calcium: 45mg

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Pecan Broccoli Recipe