Sautéed Broccoli with Feta

5 minute broccoli and feta aglio e olio or Sautéed Broccoli with Feta. This is one of the few ways you will get me to eat broccoli and I can never have enough. If you are familiar with “aglio e olio” which means garlic and oil in Italian, this is the exact method I use for my broccoli and feta side dish. I’d like to say I mixed Italy and Greece into one dish and you will not be disappointed. You will not be able to get enough of this side and I promise to turn you into a broccoli lover with this Broccoli with Feta Garlic and Olive Oil recipe. You will need:

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Sautéed Broccoli with Feta

If you are familiar with “aglio e olio” which means garlic and oil in Italian, this is the exact method I use for my broccoli and feta side dish. You will not be able to get enough of this side and I promise to turn you into a broccoli lover with this recipe. You will need:
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small head of broccoli into florets — about 2 cups
  • salt for the water — or you can salt it after
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic into thin slices
  • measure feta with your heart
  • fresh dill is optional but so delicious

Instructions
 

  • Peel a little bit off the broccoli stem with a peeler and cut it into equal sized pieces. Cut or break the broccoli crown into florets.
  • Boil water on the stove and salt it. Boil the broccoli for 2 minutes making sure it still has a bite to it and it’s not mushy. Slice up the garlic into thin slices and add it to a pan with olive oil. Turn on the heat to medium and let it come up to temperature and let the garlic infuse with the oil.
  • Once the garlic sizzles (be careful not to burn it) you can add in the cooked broccoli and give it a mix. Add in the feta and let it melt if you want to for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Take it off the heat and garnish with a little bit of fresh finely and finely chopped dill. Enjoy

Notes

I used Bulgarian-Style Feta but you can use any you have on hand.
Dill is optional but really underrated and delicious, we use dill in everything in Bulgaria and it’s absolutely a must for me.
If you don’t like broccoli you can do make this recipe with almost any other vegetable.
You can salt the boiling water or even salt the broccoli at the end which I will leave up to you.

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