Broccoli's impressive nutritional profile (think folate, vitamins C and A, fiber, phytochemicals) puts it high on the list of foods to eat more of, an inviting task when you toss it with crunchy pine nuts, soft, sweet onions and tangy balsamic vinegar. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004

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  • Toast pine nuts (or almonds) in a medium dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.

  • Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, adjusting heat as necessary, until soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the nuts, onion, vinegar and pepper; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; 6.9 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 166 mg sodium. 341 mg potassium; 9 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3.4 g protein; 2133 IU vitamin a iu; 69 mg vitamin c; 60 mcg folate; 45 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! Our family loves this recipe. It's a great way to consume broccoli with a different flavor! Pros: Quick Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick easy and delicious. The pine nuts add a nice crunchiness. Instead of tossing the broccoli with the other ingredients in a separate bowl I turned off the burner tossed the broccoli with the nuts and onions right in the skillet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great! I used almonds instead of pine nuts (last time I used pine nuts I had a bitter taste in my mouth for weeks). My husband doesn't like veggies much but loved this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved it. Used the almonds instead of pine nuts. Also switched out chopped broccoli for florets and lightly steamed them. This blended the flavors so every bite was scrumptious. The onions added a surprise sweetness to the normally bland broccoli. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Even my grandchildren love it; ages 12 and 7. Read More