This broccolini recipe is a great way to enjoy broccolini without the bitterness that often comes with cruciferous vegetables.
The honey mustard vinaigrette adds a delicious sweet and savory balance.
This side dish goes wonderfully well with any protein and it can be served hot or cold.
What is broccolini?
Broccoli’s cousin, broccolini has thin green stalks with long leaves on either end.
You might sometimes hear it called “baby broccoli.”
They have smaller florets than broccoli and tend to be less bitter than broccoli when eaten raw due to their higher water content.
Broccolini has been growing in popularity recently because of its milder taste and ease of preparation. I also personally think they’re so adorable – and they just look really fancy!
How is broccolini grown?
Broccolini is typically harvested at a younger age than broccoli.
This broccolini recipe will be using broccolini that has been harvested when the broccolini plant was between six and ten inches tall.
The lower sugar content in young broccolini means it can be eaten raw, giving you more versatility with preparation.
Broccolini is different from broccoli because broccolini does not have a head.
Instead, broccolini has long stalks and large leaves on either end of the stalk.
Ingredients for Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Broccolini
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Broccolini Recipe
I love this recipe because it has everything – texture, sweetness, tartness, color! But I also love it because it’s easy to prepare, and incredibly flavorful.
In a saucepan, add olive oil, walnuts, and garlic and cook on medium heat until the garlic has browned and smells fragrant- 2-3 minutes.
Turn the heat down to low.
Add honey, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and stir until incorporated. Let the mixture simmer on low heat.
In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook broccolini for 2 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons of water to the skillet and cover to cook for 3 more minutes.
Plate your broccolini, and drizzle with vinaigrette.
Eat and enjoy immediately.Print