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Under 30 Minutes

Sauteed Baby Broccoli

This delicious vegetable, which you may see labeled as baby broccoli, broccolini, or asparation, is a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. It has a slightly milder, sweeter taste than broccoli and a more tender texture.

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  • Servings: 4
Sauteed Baby Broccoli

Photography: Antonis Achilleos

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2006


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 bunches baby broccoli (about 1 1/4 pounds) trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Add baby broccoli; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until baby broccoli has turned bright green and is tender, about 9 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

If baby broccoli is unavailable, you can also use broccoli florets.

Reviews (2)

  • tss 11 Jan, 2008

    Oh my goodness. Now THIS was good!

  • jammiejulie 31 Dec, 2007

    I like broccolini even better then broccoli because of it's tenderness. It is also good sauted in oil with some garlic and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice just as it's served. It gets cold fast so make it just before eating.

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