Recipe of the week: Broccoli Almondine


Here’s an easy, quick, healthy, yet tasty way of preparing and eating your greens.

Time: start to finish it only take 20 minutes!

Servings: 4 to 6 (side dish) servings.


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, stems peeled, then head cut into 2-inch-wide spears
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Cook broccoli in a steamer rack over boiling water in a large wide pot, covered, until stems are just tender when pierced with a knife, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove steamer from pot and discard cooking water. Cool broccoli 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in pot over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook almonds, stirring, until butter and nuts are golden and have a nutty aroma, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add broccoli and toss.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving, based on four servings (nutritional analysis provided by Nutrition Data):

194 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated), 29mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 6g protein.

26% RDI of vitamin A

229% RDI of vitamin C

194% RDI of vitamin K

Now isn’t that good!

This recipe is from Gourmet Magazine, December 2007.


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3 Responses to Recipe of the week: Broccoli Almondine
  1. Mahmud
    January 13, 2008 | 7:08 am

    Is pasta good for you?
    There are so many types of pasta on the market are they all the same – are there any specific ones you recommend?
    JZK in advance…

  2. admin
    January 13, 2008 | 9:15 am

    Pasta is good for you if you eat the right type. The main ingredient in Pasta is flour. If it is white (and always bleached) flour, then it is no good. However if it is whole grain pasta then it is definitely good (this would include higher fibre content, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids).

  3. ehen
    January 25, 2008 | 10:17 pm

    Oh very good

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