Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Inland Northwest, High Desert

April, 2001
Regional Report


Broccoli with Pine Nuts
One of the great crops of spring is broccoli. As fresh heads mature, harvest and cook them immediately for best flavor. Fresh broccoli is highly nutritious and tastes great, especially in this recipe with pine nuts.


2 pounds broccoli

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/3 to 1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted


Divide broccoli into florets about 3 inches long. Save the stems for another dish. Drop the florets into boiling salted water for about 1 minute. Drain immediately and put them in ice water. Dry on a clean towel.

Heat oil in a skillet, add butter, and melt it. Whisk in lemon juice. Add the broccoli and stir and saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Add pine nuts in the last few minutes. Serve immediately.

Serves 4-6.

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