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All Recipes, Tapas / June 4, 2021

Broccoli You Actually Can’t Resist | Spanish Garlic Broccoli

This Spanish Garlic Broccoli, is truly one of the best-tasting broccoli dishes out there. It´s packed with flavor, made with just a couple basic ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes.

Spanish Garlic Broccoli
With the technique we´re going to cook the broccoli in, it gives it the most incredible texture and flavor. And let me tell you, with one taste, you will never roast or steam broccoli again.

Spanish Garlic Broccoli
You can serve this broccoli as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish. It works great next to some Spanish potatoes and Spanish cod in tomato sauce.

Spanish Garlic Broccoli
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You want to cut the head of broccoli through the stem and not through the florets. This way you end up with beautiful florets and you don´t lose any of the broccoli.

Spanish Garlic Broccoli

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5 from 2 votes

Spanish Garlic Broccoli | Broccoli You Actually Can't Resist

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 head fresh broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth 60 ml
  • lemon wedges


  1. Cut the head of broccoli into medium sized florets, add the florets into a colander, rinse under cold running water for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the florets into a discloth, making sure they´re all in a single layer and gently pat dry

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium-high heat

  3. After 4 minutes and the pan is hot, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and the florets of broccoli, mix together so the florets are evenly coated in the olive oil, than place them in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes without mixing

  4. After 2 minutes flip the florets to cook the other side, once again you want them in a single layer

  5. After a total cooking time of 4 minutes, add in 4 cloves garlic roughly minced and mix together, 30 seconds later add in 1/4 cup vegetable broth and season with sea salt & black pepper, place a lid on the pan and lower the heat to a low-medium

  6. After 4 minutes remove the lid, all the broth should be absorbed by the broccoli and the broccoli perfectly cooked, you can always pierce the broccoli with a toothpick, if it easily goes in, it´s ready to go, remove the pan from the heat

  7. Transfer the broccoli into a serving dish and garnish with lemon wedges, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garlic Broccoli | Broccoli You Actually Can't Resist
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 979IU20%
Vitamin C 137mg166%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Kaycee

    Hello, do you have list of nutrition facts for this? Please reply at your earliest convenience hehe Thank you!

    14 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      You will find it under the recipe card 🙂 Much love!

      14 . Jun . 2022
  2. NLee

    Hello, do you have a cookbook for sale? I enjoy your recipes and would love a hard copy recipe book on hand. Cheers from Canada!

    21 . Apr . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Not yet, hopefully in the near future 🙂 much love

      22 . Apr . 2022
  3. Janet K Okeefe

    5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely delicious. And it’s pretty much fool proof. The directions are perfect and deceptively simple. But the flavor! OMG, I didn’t expect the wow! Broccoli at its best and prepared in a most healthy manner. Every recipe I’ve tried from Spain on a Fork has been a winner!

    21 . Nov . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Janet 🙂 Much love

      21 . Nov . 2021
  4. C

    5 stars
    Truly yummy. I made one modification. I used vegan ‘beef’ broth. Thanks for this fast and tasty recipe.

    19 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      21 . Sep . 2021
  5. Raj

    Will it taste bad without the veg broth? Can I use water instead?

    19 . Jul . 2021
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