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.
Love the lovely green colors of this dish.
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.
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
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.
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.
Garnish with some lemon juice.
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.