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The Great Veggie Experiment: Broccolini!


Found some broccolini at the grocery store this weekend. Everyone knows that I looooves me some broccoli, one of the very few veggies I really like, and I eat it pretty much every day.
I thought the broccolini would be like baby broccoli, but it’s not. It’s a cross between broccoli and a chinese cabbage. That said, it really seemed more like asparagus to me, especially in the texture of the stem. It was quite tender and had a more mild flavor than broccoli. The tops were pretty different, more textural and less soft than regular broccoli.
I roasted it, as I tend to do this as a standby for unfamiliar veggies since I like that cooking method. Worked really well. And a serving is huge for only 35 calories. I definitely would purchase this again.

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4 comments to The Great Veggie Experiment: Broccolini!

  • Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget

    Thanks for posting this. I have always wanted to buy this but I was never really sure how to cook it or if it tasted good. I think I will try it next time it is on sale.
    Thanks again!

  • Mrs. Ingram

    Lori, I also want to thank you for posting this. I have been wanting to try it. On my way shopping will pick some up today.

  • run4change

    That looks really good. I love brocolli too. I shall try this stuff out.

  • Lynn Haraldson-Bering

    This makes me love you even more! I love this stuff and I forgot I did. I’m heading to P’burgh tomorrow and will pick some up at a real grocery store. Thanks, Lori!!

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