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You’ll Love This Garlic-Herb Butter Broccoli Recipe

2015, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cooking, Crucifers

You’ll Love This Garlic-Herb Butter Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli gets the royal treatment with a garlic-herb butter sauce. A hint of pepper adds just the right amount of spice while allowing other flavors to get their moment in the sun. This is an easy side dish that gets rave reviews, turning an ordinary meal into a dinner fit for visiting royalty.

Broccoli With Garlic-Herb Butter Recipe

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons light butter
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
12 ounces frozen broccoli florets
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Directions:

1. Place butter in a small microwave-safe dish.

2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted.

3. Stir in parsley, garlic, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

4. Place broccoli florets in a large microwave safe bowl.

5. Add 2 Tablespoons water, and cover with wax paper.

6. Microwave on High 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well.

7. Add butter mixture and salt to taste. Toss gently to coat. Serves 4.

Health Benefits of Broccoli

It's important to understand what you're putting in your body. Vegetables are an essential part of an everyday diet, providing you with the nutrients your body needs to function properly. Broccoli is jam-packed with health benefits; let's talk about some of them!

One of the most notable things about broccoli is its high vitamin C and vitamin K content. Both of these vitamins are essential for a variety of bodily processes, including skin health and blood clotting. Oranges aren't the only way to get a healthy dose of vitamin C!

Broccoli also contains antioxidants, which help the body stave off bad inflammation. Inflammation can cause a variety of chronic problems, and can leave you at risk for certain complications. Early research is suggesting that the antioxidants found in broccoli may actually help reduce your risk for certain diseases, but more research is needed.

Finally, broccoli has a notable amount of fiber in it. Fiber is necessary for your digestive system to function properly. It is what feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut, ensuring that they can work as needed. Without enough fiber, you can experience a host of digestive problems.

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