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Broccoli w/Caramelized Onions & Pine Nuts
Contributed by: Lifescript Healthy Living for WomenAdded: Jul 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM


Broccoli's impressive nutritional profile (think folate, vitamins C and A, fiber, etc) 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.

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, or chopped slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 teaspon salt, or to taste
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar [lemon juice or ume plum vinegar]
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
How to make it:
  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
  3. Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat.
  4. Add onion and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, adjusting heat as necessary, until soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl.
  7. Add the nuts, onion, vinegar and pepper; toss to coat.
  8. Serve immediately.