Spicy Chile and Garlic Broccoli

Spicy Chile and Garlic BroccoliRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Crushed red pepper brings the heat in this Spicy Chile and Garlic Broccoli recipe. Serve this healthy side with lean beef or chicken for a well-rounded and delicious meal.


Serves 6 (serving size: 2/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 61
Fat 4.8 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Sodium 96 mg


12 ounces broccoli florets (5 cups raw)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Arrange broccoli in a steamer. Steam, covered, 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place broccoli in a large bowl.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, crushed red pepper, and sliced garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add lemon juice. Pour over broccoli. Sprinkle with lemon rind and kosher salt.


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