Grilled Broccoli with Tomato-Basil Flaxseed Oil Dressing
  • 1/4cup sun-dried tomatoesnot packed in oil
  • Boiling water
  • 2cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2cup minced fresh basil leavesabout 2/3 ounce
  • 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2cup flaxseed oil
  • 1pound broccoli spears
  • Olive oilfor brushing
  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl. Add just enough boiling water to cover tomatoes, and soak for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a food processor, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, vinegar, and flaxseed oil. Purée until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Preheat grill or broiler to medium-hot. On stovetop, steam broccoli spears for 3–5 minutes, until bright green and just tender. Remove from pot, thread on skewers, brush lightly with olive oil, and grill or broil for 3–4 minutes, turning once. Place on a serving platter and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Broccoli with Tomato-Basil Flaxseed Oil Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (4 ounces broccoli, 1 tablespoon dressing): 162 cal, 72% fat cal, 14g fat, 1g sat fat, 0mg chol, 4g protein, 9g carb, 3g fiber, 64mg sodium

Photo by Tina Rupp.