Saturday, January 21, 2017

SAUTÉED BROCCOLI WITH BELL PEPPERS


Sautéed broccoli and bell peppers is an incredibly appetizing and delicious side dish that goes well with steamed rice and a vegetable platter.

Sautéed broccoli with bell peppers!!

Sautéed broccoli and bell peppers is an incredibly appetizing and delicious side dish that goes well with steamed rice and a vegetable platter. This colorful side dish is perfect for holidays and dinner parties!! I love this dish so much, that I usually eat it as soon as it gets out of the pan. It can be served as a starter or a nice main course dish if you have a big enough bowl. It's so colorful and loaded with fresh tastes. It's a my perfect go-to recipe. It's super healthy and is very easy to make! 


broccoli florets



sliced bell peppers


If you are going to eat a green veggies, you can't do better than broccoli. Do incorporate this in your meal. Broccoli is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, nutrients and anti oxidants. It's the best of all the cruciferous vegetables. It protect your body from various diseases. I recently saw a similar recipe on Food and Style website, it looked so good so I decided to make it! This is my favorite starter now, I make this recipe at least once a week.

Beyond this beauty, I wanted to draw your attention to these colorful Bell Peppers. Bell peppers make broccoli even more desirable to eat. They add crunch, color and sweet flavor to the meal. I totally love the combination of Broccoli and Bell Peppers. I'm sure, you'll love it too. It's a perfect balanced meal.

SAUTÉED BROCCOLI WITH BELL PEPPERS


Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Author: The Food Root


INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon salt for blanching water
2 tablespoons  olive oil/butter
1 large Broccoli (400 grams) 
1 medium red bell pepper (Remove the seeds and cut 1/4 inch slice off)
1 medium yellow green bell pepper, (Remove the seeds and cut 1/4 inch slice off)
1 medium green bell pepper (Remove the seeds and cut 1/4 inch slice off)
1 tablespoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon salt or as per taste
4 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon vinegar


DIRECTIONS 


1. Blanch the Broccoli : Bring in a large pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, fill a bowl with a cold water preferably with ice cubes in it. Set it aside. When the water is boiling, add 1 tablespoon of salt and broccoli florets. After 3 minutes, remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon or sieve or drain the broccoli in a colander. Now immediately, plunge the broccoli florets into the bowl of cold water. After 1 minute, strain them again.

2. Heat olive oil or butter in a large non-stick skillet. 

3. Add chili flakes, followed by bell peppers. Sauté it until the peppers turn golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.

4. Add salt and garlic cloves and reduce the heat of the skillet. 

5. Drizzle some vinegar and keep stirring. 

6. Add the broccoli and toss it for 2 minutes. 

7. You are ready to serve.


NOTES


1. In addition to the florets, the Broccoli stems are edible. The Broccoli stems work well in a stir fry - just make sure to peel them before using.

2. Feel free to use your favorite Bell Peppers in the dish.



8 comments:

  1. This looks so beautiful and fresh. Nothing can beat a nice plate of colorful veggies.

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  2. I love how colorful this dish is. This would make a great side dish for us. We've been trying to eat more vegetables lately, so I am going to try this one out soon!

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  3. I don't make pepper dishes a lot. I have eaten a lot more of them as an adult though. A new pepper recipe would be nice.

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  4. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

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  5. My husband loves veggies done up like this. Might have to whip this up for supper tonight. Won't have thought to use chili flakes.

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  6. This looks so yummy ..I just tried something similar in the last week. Loved your photography.

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  7. i am obsessed with the colors of those peppers mixed with the broccoli! Will need to try this recipe out as Ive been trying to eat healthier more and more..

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  8. Oh my gosh that looks amazing. I love brocolli and bell peppers so much <3

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