By Sally Cameron,

Fast, easy, healthy, and tastes good. What more could you want? Bring a pot of water to a boil and this is done before you can set the table. Broccolini also goes by the names of broccolette and baby broccoli at the market, but it’s really a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. Dress it in many way with oils, herbs and spices.

Yield: 3-4 servings per bundle/package, depending on how you trim


  • 2 bundles or wrapped package of broccolini or broccolette
  • Salt, pepper and oil to taste
  • Dressing options: olive oil, white truffle oil, lemon olive oil, chili oil, herbs and spices. See my notes in the post for flavor options.


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While it’s coming to a boil, trim the broccolini. When water is boiling, add a generous amount of salt, abut a tablespoon to 4-5 quarts of water.
  2. Drop broccolini into boiling water for 2 1/2 minutes. Drain immediately and dress with salt, pepper, other seasonings and oil to taste.

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