Can’t go wrong with Italian!

italian-style steamed broccoli

This recipe dresses up plain broccoli and gives it a little Italian flair.

Italian-Style Broccoli

2-3 broccoli crowns, stems removed & cut into florets (about 6 cups)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped fennel bulb
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Steam broccoli 10-12 minutes, or boil 5-7 minutes. Set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Place in a serving bowl, and set aside. Add tomatoes, fennel, onions, garlic, and basil. about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Just before serving, stir in broccoli and pine nuts. Cook until heated through, and serve.

Yield: 6 servings (about 1 cup)