Broccoli with Orange Sauce

 

Broccoli with Orange Sauce

This colorful and tangy vegetable side dish is a great way to increase your servings of vegetables. Finicky eaters may be surprised to find that they like broccoli!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 60 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

Instructions
 

  • Wash broccoli and peppers.
  • Cut peppers into 1-inch pieces. Peel and chop onion and garlic.
  • In a medium saucepan cook broccoli and sweet pepper in a small amount of boiling, lightly salted water about 8 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender; drain. Cover and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, orange juice and mustard. Stir until smooth.
  • Add cornstarch mixture to onion and garlic. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes more.
  • Pour the sauce over the broccoli mixture; toss gently to coat.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips:
  • Select broccoli with firm, bright green heads. Avoid yellowing flowers.
  • Choose tight, compact floret clusters. More open ones indicate age.
  • Broccoli stems should be firm but not woody.
  • Store broccoli in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and use within a week. Wash just before using.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Use the juice from a whole orange and add a teaspoon of fresh zest.
  • Add your favorite fresh vegetables.
  • Use frozen or canned vegetables.