This vegetable medley was originally paired up with sauteed shrimp for a one dish meal, but I liked the combo so much that I started making it as a side dish without the shrimp.  It’s downright beautiful with the bright yellow and green, and perks up a plate like nobody’s business.

Sauteed Broccolini and Corn

What is Broccolini?

Broccolini is related to broccoli though milder in flavor. Its stalks are longer and slimmer and the heads are much smaller.  It’s a cross between regular old fat topped broccoli, and a type of Chinese broccoli called gai lan or jai lan.  

Feel free to use chopped regular broccoli in place of the broccolini if that’s what easier to get ahold of.  Broccoli rabe, which has a pleasing bitterness, would also be a great choice.

How to Make Sauteed Broccolini and Corn

Add olive oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat.  Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until starting to soften.  

Sauteed onions

Add the broccolini or broccoli and sauté for 7 minutes until the broccolini starts to soften. Add the corn and sauté for another two minutes.  

Add half the zest and stir to blend.  Turn the vegetable mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining lemon zest.  Serve hot.

Sauteed Broccolini and Corn: This quick (15-minutes!) and easy side dish is a colorful companion to all kinds of entrees.

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Sauteed Broccolini and Corn

This quick (15-minutes!) and easy side dish is a colorful companion to all kinds of entrees.
Yield: 4 People
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion , halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups roughly chopped broccolini or broccoli
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , seeded and minced
  • 1 cup corn kernels , fresh, frozen or canned and drained
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until starting to soften.
  • Add the broccolini or broccoli and sauté for 7 minutes until the broccolini starts to soften. Add the jalapenos and corn and sauté for another two minutes. Add half the zest and stir to blend.
  • Turn the vegetable mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining lemon zest. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4233IU | Vitamin C: 226mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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