Blanched Broccoli with Easy Tomato Sauce

Blanched Broccoli with Easy Tomato Sauce
Tired of basic steamed broccoli? This is a great and easy way you can bring new life to broccoli. This tomato sauce is ridiculously good and so easy to make, personally, I really like eating it straight with a spoon. Serve with Pork Tenderloin or Chicken Breasts for a healthy meal perfect for busy weeknights.


  • 4 cups broccoli (florets)
  • 2 tomatoes (large, ripe)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt (to taste)
Prep time:
8 minutes
Cook time:
7 minutes
Total time:
15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 8 minutes | Cook time: 7 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes


1. Blanch broccoli. Place broccoli in a heat proof bowl. Boil water in an electric kettle and pour boiling water over broccoli, I use enough water to cover the florets. Let stand for 5 minutes then drain. Sprinkle broccoli with salt and toss.
2. Cut each tomato in half. Grate tomatoes with the large holes of a box grater (the skins will be conveniently left behind in your hand).
3. Add finely grated garlic, oil and lemon juice to tomatoes. Season with salt to taste.

4. Pour the sauce over broccoli and toss to coat. Serve.

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:


Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil



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Delicious, rich and comforting. I like to spoon my sauce over roasted vegetables for a quick, healthy dinner that doesn’t leave me feeling hungry later.

Glad to hear you enjoyed these quick tomato sauce broccoli! Thank you for leaving your comment! - Alena

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