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Steamed Broccoli with Chorizo

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Claire Spollen

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup broccoli mixture)

Broccoli is a go-to veggie side for many families yet is often served very plain. Here we offer a great way to dress it up with the addition of hearty chorizo and spicy chiles. Topped with a kick of chipotle chiles and lime, this broccoli side dish is not shy on flavor. Mexican chorizo is a spicy ground meat sausage that adds a kick of savory goodness to any bland bowl of veggies. Sub your favorite veggie sausage for an equally delicious vegetarian option. This easy side comes together in less than 10 minutes, and it's a simple dish that the whole family can enjoy.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 14 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chipotle chiles canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 108
  • fat 7.8 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 6 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 245 mg
  • calcium 49 mg
  • sugars 0 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place water in a large skillet over high heat; bring to a boil. Add broccoli; cover and simmer 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cook chorizo in olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice, chiles, adobo sauce, and salt. Place broccoli in a serving bowl. Top with chorizo mixture and cilantro.