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Sautéed Broccoli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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As the weather slowly starts to warm up, many of us look to find lighter meals that will still provide us with the nourishment we need. This dish does exactly that without compromising on flavour.

What’s Great About Broccoli?

Broccoli is the perfect vegetable to load your plate with during the summer months, as it’s filling without being heavy.

This vegetable is low in calories as well as high in essential vitamins and minerals. Broccoli is a particularly rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as folate, potassium and fibre! 

What About Sun-Dried Tomatoes?

The rich flavour of sun-dried tomatoes is hard to beat and they are also a serious competitor when it comes to their nutritional value. Including them in your cooking regularly is an easy way to up your fibre intake, which can help you to prevent constipation as well as leave you feeling fuller.

When it comes to getting minerals into your body, sun-dried tomatoes are a fantastic option. They are especially rich in potassium and magnesium, which is good for your nervous system and energy production respectively.

Sautéed Broccoli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe

To make this dish for two people you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Method:

The first step is to heat the onion and the garlic in a large skillet with the coconut oil.

After a few moments, add in the red pepper and continue to fry for five more minutes. You can then add in the broccoli and lower the heat slightly as you continue to fry for a further ten minutes.

Finally, add the sun dried tomatoes into the skillet, fry for five more minutes and then serve into two bowls. 

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