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Balsamic Vinegar Broccoli

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Balsamic vinegar broccoli is a great, healthy side dish. Made with fresh broccoli, parmesan and seasoned with shallots and garlic. 

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

This white balsamic vinegar broccoli is a simple and delicious side dish. It’s low in carbs and a healthy side that can be served with your favorite meal.

The white balsamic gives the broccoli a pop of flavor and the parmesan cheese adds a nice touch to top off the broccoli.

What are the health benefits of eating broccoli?

Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is also a great source of fiber, potassium, B6 and vitamin A.

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Makes a great, healthy side dish
  • Flavorful way to eat broccoli
  • Quick and easy stovetop recipe
balsamic and parmesan broccoli

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

How to make this recipe

1 – Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and cook while continuously stirring until it starts to brown in spots, about 5 minutes.

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

2 – Reduce heat to medium. Push broccoli to the side of the skillet. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil, shallot, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring continuously until broccoli is soft, about 3 more minutes.

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

3 – Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

How do I store my leftover cooked broccoli?

Transfer broccoli to an airtight storage container and keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.

Can I freeze my leftover cooked broccoli?

Yes, spread the broccoli out on a parchment sheet lined cookie sheet. Place the tray in the freezer until the broccoli is frozen, about 2 hours. Once the broccoli is frozen, transfer to a freezer safe resealable bag. The broccoli should last up to 6 to 8 months.

Calories per serving (approximately 1/2 cup): 80

Yield: 6 Servings

Balsamic Vinegar Broccoli

balsamic and parmesan broccoli

Balsamic vinegar broccoli is a great, healthy side dish. Made with fresh broccoli, parmesan and seasoned with shallots and garlic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (12 ounces)
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

1. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and cook while continuously stirring until it starts to brown in spots, about 5 minutes.

2. Reduce heat to medium. Push broccoli to the side of the skillet. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil, shallot, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring continuously until broccoli is soft, about 3 more minutes.

3. Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle broccoli with parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Emily Flint

Monday 18th of January 2021

We eat a lot of broccoli in our house and I love your flavor combo! So Yummy!

simplylowcal

Monday 18th of January 2021

Thanks, Emily!

Valerie

Monday 18th of January 2021

Broccoli and cheese are perfect together. I love how simple this is, it could go with so many things.

simplylowcal

Monday 18th of January 2021

Thanks, Valerie. It goes great with so many different main dishes.

Jenn

Monday 18th of January 2021

I love the flavors of balsamic and Parmesan together but I've never paired them with broccoli! I'm going to make this for dinner this week! Thanks for the recipe!

simplylowcal

Monday 18th of January 2021

You're welcome. Let me know how you like it.

Kushigalu

Monday 18th of January 2021

Love broccoli but never tried it this way. Sounds so flavorful. Pinned.

simplylowcal

Monday 18th of January 2021

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it.

Andrea Metlika

Monday 18th of January 2021

What a flavorful and healthy side dish. Perfect for any meal.

simplylowcal

Monday 18th of January 2021

Thanks, Andrea! :)