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Simple Blistered Broccolini

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 5 mins
Total time 15 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: about 4 spears)

This dish says it all in the name: simple and blistered. All it takes is five ingredients, five active minutes, and a quick 10-minute blast in the oven. The trick? The broiler. To get hot fast, go for the broiler. Trust us. It preheats in a flash and acts like an upside-down grill, bringing veggies to perfect doneness in no time. Keep this quick side on hand for busy weeknights, or dinner parties. You’ll be thankful to have such a simple and easy dish that bursts with nutrients, flavor, and texture. Bonus! Pack in 4g of protein in each serving.


  • 1 pound fresh Broccolini, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 lemon wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 93
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 214 mg
  • calcium 81 mg
  • sugars 3 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Arrange Broccolini on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with oil, and toss to coat. Broil until lightly charred and crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.