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Broccoli With Basil

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Broccoli with basil is a herbed vegetable recipe. Cooked and served with a basil garlic sauce made with pine nuts and cheese, the broccoli with basil is savory and nutritious as a side.
  Broccoli florets 1 3⁄4 Pound, cut into florets, with stems peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  Firmly packed fresh basil/Firmly packed fresh parsley 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Pine nuts/Chopped walnuts 1 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Low sodium chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon

In a large saucepan, bring an inch of unsalted water to a boil; add the broccoli and cook, uncovered, for 4 minutes or until just tender.
Drain well and transfer to a medium size bowl.
In an electric blender or food processor, whirl the basil, garlic, pine nuts, cheese, and chicken broth for 20 seconds.
Stir in the lemon juice, pour over the broccoli, and toss.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 490 Calories from Fat 170

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.2 mg4.4%

Sodium 477.4 mg19.9%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g25.8%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 44 g88.7%

Vitamin A 857.6% Vitamin C 1351.7%

Calcium 119.9% Iron 108.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Broccoli With Basil Recipe