Monday, July 5, 2010

Broccoli with Garlic, Almonds and Asiago Cheese

This is one of my favorite side dishes and we eat it rather often.  It is super-easy, quick and rather healthy with a small amount of cheese added.  I think I got the idea years ago from Rachael Ray. 

The broccoli that I used was a great find at the local farmers market.  $1 a head!  Great prices, fresh and local!  Love it!


2 lbs of fresh or frozen broccoli cut into spears
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup asiago cheese, grated


Steam the broccoli.  Set aside.  Heat a large, nonstick pan to medium high heat and add olive oil.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.  Add the broccoli and almonds and toss all together.  Cook for about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and top with the cheese.  Cover with foil if needed in order to melt the cheese.  Serve.

Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event

I am also linking this post to the following:

All the Small Stuff - Tuesdays at the Table
Balancing Beauty and Bedlam - Tasty Tuesday
GirliChef - Two for Tuesdays
Foodie Friday - Designs by Gollum


  1. a fellow texan, yeah!! great side, love the addition of almonds..


  2. simple, yet I can almost taste it from here! It's probably the asiago that sold me, but either way...YUM! Thanks so much for sharing it with Two for Tuesdays this week =)

  3. Anything with broccoli just rocks for me!! I'm going to post your broccoli with caramelized onions in a day or so on my blog. It rocked!

  4. We love broccoli so I will be trying this! Thanks for the unique recipe!

  5. We love broccoli over at our house. I see on your side bar that you are doing HBinFive. Are you still working away at the book with the rest of the group? I am giving up on the gluten free breads this month and adapting another recipe. Just no need for gluten free breads at my house

  6. The garlic and asiago are really delicious flavors to pair with broccoli! The almonds are a nice touch too. Thanks for sending it to the Showdown!