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If you read our blog, you are probably aware of the garlic thread  that runs through most of our recipes! Life is short, so eat what you love, right? I use a LOT of garlic in my cooking, same goes for onions. In fact, garlic is part of the onion family. It is very low in calories and high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.

Garlic supplementation has been shown to boost the immune system and decrease the number of colds and flu episodes. This supplementation (2-3 cloves of garlic daily) requires more garlic than our family takes in at meals, but it is helpful to know that (for once!) something we love to eat is good for us. These higher doses of garlic are also credited with lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, warding off dementia, detoxifying heavy metals in the body and basically helping you live longer.

So with our happy bit of health information behind us, let’s get started on our garlicky broccoli! This recipe is SO easy and tasty that I am always surprised that it isn’t the standard way broccoli is prepared for everyone’s weeknight meal.

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  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube +1 cup boiling water (or 1 can chicken broth)

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Saute the garlic in a tablespoon or two of olive oil, just lightly, careful not to burn it.

Dissolve the bouillon cube in the boiling water. (Or use that can of chicken broth, if you have one.) If that’s not enough water to come close to covering the broccoli, add some more.

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Put the broccoli and chicken broth in a pot with a lid. Add in the sautéd garlic and a little salt & pepper if you choose. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes. You can simmer it less if you like your broccoli less cooked. I like mine done to the point of falling apart!

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Try it! You might never fix just plain old broccoli again!



Broccoli Simmered with Garlic — 18 Comments

  1. We love Broccoli and Garlic!! This looks so good, thanks for the recipe 🙂 I might try it with fresh Broccoli.

  2. We like to grow our own broccoli, and we love garlic, so this is perfect for us in a vegetarian version!

  3. Two of my favorites and my husband will love it too. I’m trying this tonight, probably won’t be as good because I’ll make it with 0 calorie spray to stay on my diet.

  4. I’ve never tried cooking my broccoli with garlic before. Definitely going to be trying this! 🙂

  5. This broccoli sounds yummy. We eat broccoli a lot and making it different now and them is a great idea. Thanks for this recipe

  6. yum! I love my garlic with broccoli, the only other thing I add into this is an onion.

  7. This looks delicious. I’m definitely trying it, especially since I have everything I need.

  8. I thought it was just cool to come upon this recipe, I just made this for hubby a few days , The only difference with mine is that I add an onion.

  9. This looks like a winner to me! A very simple one, to be sure, but a winner nonetheless. I’d use a vegetable broth instead, but otherwise I LOVE it! And thank you for including some of the health benefits of garlic in this post– very interesting!

  10. I most definitely would love to try the Broccoli Simmered with Garlic. I think it is a fine plate, of which I am going to try out later in the week.

  11. Thanks So Much for Sharing This Recipe for Broccoli Simmered with Garlic, it Sounds Just Delicious! I Have Hypothyroidism and it Makes Me Retain Weight and Makes it Harder for Me to Lose it So I Have Been Trying to Eat Healthier! I Love Broccoli & Garlic and They are Both Very Good for You Too So I Will Save This Recipe for Future Reference! Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  12. I havent tried broccoli and garlic before. I might have to give this a try it might avoid the ‘cheesy’ adding. We eat a lot of broccoli cauliflower and brussel sprouts luckily everyone loves it as is although the first two we do add cheese now and again. This would give a nice flavor.