Greek Broccoli

Fresh, Bright, and Pretty on the Plate

Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

Banish boring broccoli! In the time it takes to microwave a bag of the frozen stuff, you can whip up this fresh side dish that brings the sun-dappled shores of the Aegean right into your kitchen. The tender broccoli and tangy-sweet tomatoes relax in a sauce that’s lightly flavored with Greek herbs. Opa!


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, broken into florets



In a large sauté pan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and steam the broccoli until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Drain the broccoli in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Dry the pan and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, o