Easy and healthy Italian side dish recipe that tastes delicious alone or as part of a larger meal. Simple and quick to make!
Clean and cut fresh broccoli into medium size heads (shave off the sides to the stalks and chop them small if you want to use everything)
Heat 2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a medium frying pan over low heat
Crush the garlic and chop fine or in thin slices and add to the olive oil
Simmer the garlic for a few minutes until fragrant (about 2-3 minutes)
Add in the broccoli pieces and cover with lid to trap any steam.
Add a little bit of water to promote steam and let cook about 5 to 10 minutes or until the broccoli is bright green and is still firm. You don't want overcooked broccoli!
When done remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.
Top with grated Italian Romano cheese for additional flavor if preferred.