Up your intake of immune-boosting vitamin C with this versatile weeknight side.
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This broccoli cousin, easily idenitified by long, slender stalks and tender florets, has been around since 1993. It's also known as brocolette, or sweet baby broccoli. High in vitamins C, A, and E, it's a great choice for crunchy slaws or quick sautés.

1. Create a quick slaw.

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Instead of cabbage, this quick slaw gets its crunch from fresh carrots, beets, and Broccolini. Serve simply with baked fish or as an alternative to coleslaw with hamburgers or barbecue.

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2. Sear it in a hot pan.

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The Broccolini stays perfectly al dente while picking up a nice bit of sear from the hot pan. Use a fish sauce and sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste, available in the international aisle) to give this side a Vietnamese profile. If you don’t have fish sauce on hand, use soy sauce. Pair this with seafood or pork.

3. Top it with panko.

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This speedy side has all the best parts of a broccoli casserole: crisp-tender Broccolini florets and a golden, cheesy panko topper.