Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup broccoli and about 1/4 cup tomato sauce)

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 a fresh, vegetable sauce. Ragout is a French-style, slow-cooked stew that can be made with vegetables or meat. Here, it marries the flavor of sweet tomatoes and salty Kalamata olives for a tasty sauce that completely coats the broccoli. Kalamatas are black olives, and they have a smooth texture that holds up in this tomato sauce. Ready in under 15 minutes, this is the perfect, low-calorie vegetable side that will have the kids coming back for seconds.

How to Make It

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add tomato, olives, and 2 tablespoons water; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Place 3/4 cup water in a large skillet over high heat; bring to a boil. Add broccoli; cover and simmer 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Top with tomato mixture and pepper.

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