Broccolini with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Broccolini
Broccolini with Pine Nuts and Raisins | veganblondes.com

This broccolini dish was so satisfying, and you really feel like you’re eating clean. Look good, feel good, right? My kids loved this because of the sweetness of the raisins, and it made them eat some broccolini, which is high in vitamin C. It also contains vitamin A, calcium, folate, and iron. I took my inspiration from Peter Berley, which I love. His cookbook The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen is one of my favorites.

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 2 bunches broccolini, trimmed and cut in 2″ lengths
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

In a large pot, bring some water to a boil. Add the garlic and let cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the garlic to a paper towel lined plate.

With the water still boiling, add the broccolini and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Drain.

In a pan, heat up the oil over medium heat. Holding the pan on its side, so the oil pools to one side, add the garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes, until starting to turn golden. Level the pan and add the pine nuts, raisins, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 2 minutes.

Add the broccolini, season with salt and pepper to taste, and sauté until tender, 5-6 minutes. Serve with the lemon wedges. This is a great one. You can serve with a grain for a complete meal.

Karine

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