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Broccolini with Calabrian Chilis and Garlic in a cast iron pot
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Broccolini with Calabrian Chilis and Garlic

Tender broccolini sauteed with spicy calabrian chilis, garlic then topped with parmesan cheese and lemon juice!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 155kcal


  • 3-4 bundles broccolini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 whole Calabrian chilis roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • salt and pepper


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim the rough ends off the broccolini and drop them into the water. Blanch the broccolini for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Pour the olive oil into the pan along with the sliced garlic. Saute the garlic until golden brown and aromatic then add the chopped chilis and broccolini. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season the broccolini with salt and freshly cracked pepper then transfer to a platter and top with the lemon juice, zest, and parmesan cheese. Serve immediately!


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg