Tangy dijon mustard, fresh thyme, pine nuts and lemon transform boring broccoli in this recipe that will satisfy even picky eaters.
12 ounces broccoli florets (5 cups raw)
1 tablespoon minced shallots
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
How to Make It
Arrange broccoli in a steamer. Steam, covered, 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place broccoli in a large bowl.
Combine minced shallots, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and chopped fresh thyme in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add broccoli and pine nuts to oil mixture; toss.
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Pretty good, pretty simple. Nice way to dress up broccoli. I used a rice steamer and it took closer to 10-12 minutes for the broccoli to be cooked. Pine nuts take about 2 minutes to cook, on high heat in a toaster oven, stirring after a minute. Watch them...they burn easily and quickly. That said, they really tie the dish together, so don't omit them.
I just made this recipe last night as we love broccoli, and I get a little tired of making it the same three ways that are in our repertoire. I liked this recipe, but my husband didn't care for it at all, so I have to say that I won't be making it again. My own tastes would rate this as average, but still don't believe it was good enough to make again. Okay at best...