Food Focus- Broccolini


Good Afternoon and Happy Friday!

Today, we are going to talk about Broccolini, otherwise known as Baby Broccoli.  Broccolini is a hybrid cousin of my broccoli and is a cross between regular broccoli and Chinese kale.   You will recognize its beauty by the slender stalks and broccoli flowerettes on top.   I absolutely LOVE broccolini and I am hoping to convince you to love it too!

Broccolini on dark slate.  Overhead view.

If you are not a fan of Broccoli then you may like Broccolini because it is slighter sweeter and more tender.

Broccolini Health Benefits

Contains a high amount of potassium which promotes muscle growth.
Loaded with Vitamin C that helps boost your immune system
 Contains magnesium and calcium that help regulate blood pressure.
Contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.
 High in fiber, which curbs cravings, aids in digestion and  prevents constipation.

Here is my favorite SIMPLE Broccolini recipe:

Simple Roasted Broccolini  

3/4 pound Broccolini 
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


Preheat oven to 425°. Place Broccolini in a greas…

What do you think?