Serves - 4 / Serving Size - 3/4 cup
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
3 Tblspn pine nuts, or chopped slivered almonds
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion, (about 1 medium)
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste [decreased probably to 1/8 tsp]
4 cups broccoli florets
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
freshly ground pepper to taste
1. Toast pine nuts (or almonds) in a medium dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
2. Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, adjusting heat as necessary, until soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the nuts, onion, vinegar and pepper; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Exchanges/Carb - 1-1/2 vegetable / 1 fat / 1/2 carb serving
Calories - 102 Sodium - 166mg
Total Fat - 7g Total Carbs - 9g w/net Carbs - 6g
Saturated Fat - 1g Dietary Fiber - 3g
Monounsat Fat - 0g Protein - 3g
Cholesterol - 0g
Source: EatingWell http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/broccoli_with_caramelized_onions_pine_nuts.html
- To save even more time, you can always buy the already cut and packaged broccoli florets. But for the price, I'm fine with cutting the broccoli.
- Since I had pine nuts that needed to be used sooner than later (with later being more like having to pitch them), this recipe was a double plus.
- By prepping the broccoli ahead of time, all I had to do was take the container from the fridge to the microwave. Gotta love the microwave steamer - easy way to cook veggies while still retaining all their nutrients.
- This recipe is definitely a new favorite way to prepare broccoli!