With Thanksgiving coming up I have been on the search for tasty side dishes that might be not the traditional foods we are used to. We all love broccoli here, something I never thought I would say (thank goodness for developing pallets as the kids got older) so my thoughts of course jumped to this versatile veggie.
I wanted to make sure it was flavorful but easy to make. I mean who wants to be slaving away in the kitchen all day on Thanksgiving when everyone else is enjoying some wine and being social right? I like to come up with sides that you can either make ahead and reheat right before the meal or, ones that will take just a few moments to whip up at the last minute. This recipe is simple and easy to make but fits that bill. You will be able to enjoy the day AND get a meal on the table that everyone will love!
We enjoy a lot of garlic here, if you prefer you can reduce the amount of garlic to suit your families tastes.
- 1 pound broccoli
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 large pinch dried red chili flakes, or to taste
- Kosher salt to taste