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Steamed tender-stem Broccoli tossed in Olive oil, garlic & chilli flakes


Something quick & healthy after all the dishes with loaded calories that I have posted this week. I love eating salads/steamed veggies. This dish is a no fuss yummy solution to feed small hunger pangs. You can even have this alongside a steak or as a hot salad.

Tender-stem broccoli

Love the lovely green colors of this dish.

Tender-stem broccoli... washed & drained..

The whiff of sautéed garlic & the hint of spice from the chilli flakes added is heavenly, to bring in a tangy twist I add some lemon juice squeezed before serving this.

Steamed tender-stem Broccoli tossed in Olive oil, garlic & chilli flakes..
Ingredients: (Serves 1)      Preparation Time: 10 mins
Tender-stem broccoli – a handful, washed & drained
Lemon – 1 wedge
Garlic – 1 medium-sized clove, finely chopped
Chilli flakes – a pinch
Olive oil – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Add the washed tender-stem broccoli to a steamer which has been set ready to steam. I used a bamboo steamer. Arrange the broccoli so that there is enough space for the steam to move around.

Place the stems in the steamer... with space for the steam to move around..

Sprinkle some salt on the stems & steam the stems for about 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in a fry pan & sauté the garlic for about 30s. Now add a pinch of chilli flakes & a pinch of salt. Sauté for 10s. Remember to maintain medium heat. Now add the steamed broccoli stems & toss them around for a minute. Turn off the heat.

Garnishing:
Garnish with some lemon juice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot as is or as a side with any meat. I sometimes mix this with some cooked pasta for a pasta salad as well.

Steamed tender-stem Broccoli tossed in Olive oil, garlic & chilli flakes..

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