Broccoli Turmeric sauté is a perfect side dish to mix with rice or quinoa. If you're looking to add in some extra flavor and goodness with your side of broccoli? Broccoli turmeric sauté (oil free) is ready in under 15 minutes.
If you're like me and looking to create more dishes that are anti-inflammatory and contain antioxidants to help you feel better, and at the same time taste delicious, then this dish is for you. That's my goal in cooking.
Oh and one other thing is... this recipe has only seven ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen.
This side dish is made of healthy ingredients including broccoli, turmeric, lemon zest and shallots. The lemon juice and lemon zest give the broccoli, when mixed with turmeric, a nice tangy flavor. This dish includes three simple ingredients that come together perfectly. It's a combination that's healthy and can be paired with some rice and topped with some beans or tofu.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is a yellow spice that is commonly used in Indian and curry dishes. Turmeric comes from turmeric root and is grounded into a powder. It contains curcumin which can help with inflammation and is anti-inflammatory. It has a ton of other health benefits. Here is an article talking about the health benefits of using turmeric in your diet.
- Help with heart health
- May help with depression symptoms
- Help Improve cholesterol
Why Cook with Turmeric?
- Give certain foods a nice yellow color, especially when making vegan cheeses and sauces
- Earthy bitter taste
- Little goes along way
- P.S. Turmeric can stain, you may want to wear gloves or wipe up the counter if you get any on your counter top.
Cooking with Broccoli
We pretty much know that broccoli is good for you, so why not make sit even better. This recipe adds some flavor to broccoli by mixing in some turmeric and shallots. Steamed or roasted broccoli is great but it nice to add in some extra flavor and health benefits.
- Help with inflammation
- Lower in calories but high in nutrients and antioxidants
- Great food to help bulk up meal and to feel satiated/full.
- Easy ingredient that y0u find in the grocery whether it fresh or frozen.
Ingredient for the Broccoli Turmeric Sauté:
- Broccoli florets
- Turmeric Powder
- Lemon Zest
- Lemon Juice
Let's Make the Broccoli Turmeric Sauté
This is a really simple side dish to make in about 10 minutes time. Once you have the broccoli chopped and the shallots minced, the dish is quick to prepare.
Step 1: Prep the veggies
Chop up the broccoli into bite size pieces and mince the shallots.
Step 2: Saute the Broccoli and Shallots
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add in the broccoli, shallots, turmeric and pepper. Add in a little water and stir frequently for about 3-4 minutes. Add in small amounts of water, about ½ cup water and stir. Cover with a lid for about 3 minutes to soften the broccoli. Stir frequently.
Step 3: Add in the Lemon Juice and Zest
Add in the rest of the water, lemon juice, and lemon zest and stir together. Stirring constantly until the water is absorbed and the broccoli is tender, takes about 1 minute.
Step 4: Ready to serve. Refrigerator and leftover for 3-5 days.
Serve the broccoli with a side of rice or quinoa. You could also add to the pan some cooked rice and chopped tomatoes and serve as a bowl.
P.S. Can you use frozen broccoli?
Yes, you can! You can use fresh or frozen broccoli. If using frozen broccoli, you may need less water for the sauté.
- 3 cup broccoli florets
- 1 shallot, minced about ¼ cup minced shallots
- 1 teaspoon grounded turmeric
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ tsp grated lemon zest
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add in the broccoli, shallots, turmeric, and pepper. Add in a little water and stir frequently for about 3-4 minutes. Add in small amounts of water about ½ cup water and stir. Cover with a lid for about 3 minutes to soften the brocoli. Stir frequently.
- Add in the rest of the water (about ½ cup of water), lemon juice, and lemon zest and stir together. Stirring constantly until the water is absorbed and the broccoli is tender, takes about 1-2 minute for the liquid to absorb.
- Ready to serve.