I subscribed to Food Network Magazine for YEARS. When I began my healthy lifestyle, I realized quickly that there weren’t too many recipes featured monthly that I could make without a whole lot of modifications. And, flipping through its beautiful pages of decadent foods were just reminding me of all that I wouldn’t be eating. Like many other non-helpful habits, this one had to go…
Every January, I am reunited with this old friend by way of it’s “Light” issue that is published at the first of every year.
I picked up a copy at Sprouts last week and spotted a few items I definitely want to make (including that soup on the cover… how great does that look!?)
The first recipe I made was a lovely dipping sauce that I found deep within the magazine. Now, most people don’t get too excited about steamed broccoli, but when you pair it with a spicy romesco sauce… it turns into a party.
While I’d eaten romesco sauce in restaurants, I had never made my own… and this version (slightly modified by yours truly) is an insanely delicious pairing to steamed broccoli, and something I’ve been enjoying with dinner for the past few days. It’s nutty, it’s smoky, and it’s guilt-free. If you’re starting to get bored with your broccoli, here’s your answer!
Steamed Broccoli with Romesco Sauce
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Makes 1/2 cup sauce
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1.5 oz. roasted red peppers, drained
1/4 cup walnuts
1 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. chicken broth
1/2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
1 tsp. smoked paprika
dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1. Add all your ingredients to a food processor, and pulse until smooth.
2. Steam your broccoli, using your favorite steaming technique. Note: I used a Ziploc bag with a splash of water in the microwave for a minute.
3. Serve broccoli with 2 Tbsp. of sauce on the side, and begin dipping!
4. Store remaining sauce in a cute little container, like this one from Anthropologie. It says “smidgen” for goodness sake… so cute!
Per 2 Tbsp. serving:
CAL 78; CARB 2g; FAT 8g; SAT FAT 1g; PROT 1g; FIB 1g; SUG 1g
WW Points Plus: 2; WW Smart Points: 2