Quick-braised Broccoli with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

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Quick-braised Broccoli with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Fri, 04-06-2012 - 8:23am

Quick-braised Broccoli with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese - 7g Carbs, 3g Fiber, 0g Sugar

From: Vegetarian Times - April 2010 p. 64

This simple dish makes a satisfying weeknight supper when served over
brown rice or quinoa. Sautéing the broccoli before steaming it helps
caramelize its natural sugars and gives it a fuller, richer flavor.
Serves: 6

2 Tbsp pine nuts
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 large heads broccoli (1 lb), cut into small florets
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (2 oz)
1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1. Toast pine nuts in dry skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Transfer to large bowl.

2. Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, and
cook 2 minutes, or until florets are evenly coated with oil and beginning
to soften and brown, stirring constantly. Carefully add 1/3 cup water;
cover tightly with lid. Steam broccoli 4 minutes, or until water has
evaporated and broccoli is tender.

3. Transfer broccoli to bowl with toasted pine nuts, and season with
salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle goat cheese over broccoli, and
stir in sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzle vinegar over top, and serve warm.

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup
Nutrition per Serving:
115 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2g Saturated Fat, 4mg Cholesterol,
5g Protein, 7g Carbs, 3g Fiber, 0g Sugar, 74mg Sodium

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Registered: 07-31-1998


Thanks for posting. This sounds wonderful and has several things in it that my hubby really enjoys.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003

Is Feta cheese goat cheese?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998

Yes, Feta is a goat cheese. There are several others on the market but if you aren't used to eating goat cheese make sure you use a mild one. Slivered almonds could be used instead of the pine nuts (pinons).

I am going to try this recipe later on this week.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003

I do like feta cheese at times.