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Steamed Broccolini Recipe

by Adrianne

Steamed Broccolini is an easy side dish you can whip up tonight!!  Pair with chicken, beef, pork and its a match made in heaven!

Steamed Broccolini on a white plate


OMG Christmas has crept up on us!! It is literally right around the corner. Meal planning and list making STARTS NOW!! I know that my USA friends are about to celebrate Thanksgiving and this dish is SO PERFECT for the Thanksgiving table or in just a few weeks, the Christmas table.

Remember just the other day, when I shared my Snowman Chocolate Bark and we were talking about how Christmas goodies are at the shops now……well that means we need to get cracking on thinking about what we are going to be eating on the big day!

Side dishes are the best way I find to get some nutrients into our meals at this busy festive time of year and this Steamed Broccolini is sure to be a hit.

I am not sure if there is a movie or a book called ‘The Darling Buds of May’, but when I was rinsing this Broccolini, ‘The Darling Buds of Broccolini’ popped into my head for some bizarre reason!

I love eating lots of veggies and it makes such a difference if they taste awesome and trust me, with this recipe, THEY WILL!

Steamed Broccolini Quick info:

About the recipe:

Steamed Broccolini 1 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

I used 4 bunches for this recipe as I wanted to make a large platter as a side dish. You can 1/2 that and use 2 bunches as with its crunchy texture, it does go a long way (not like eating a plate of fries!!)

Steamed Broccolini 2 | Sweet Caramel Sunday Steamed Broccolini 3 | Sweet Caramel Sunday Steamed Broccolini 4 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

How to serve steamed broccolini

One of the reasons why I LOVE making this dish is that is is so FAST! In the blink of an eye, you will be done. I have taken a few photos of the main compents above. You rinse the broccolini, then put it in a large saucepan and top that with water. Add your salt and pepper, bring the pot to the boil, turn it off and boom you are almost done!

The toasting of the almonds is a somewhat fragile process in the sense that it is a little too easy to accidently burn them (whoops, I have done that once or twice in my day!)  So make sure when you are doing this step, your eyes are on the ball. No toilet breaks, checking your insta feed, the weather bureau or the radio. They will toast quickly and you want them to be light brown not black (no one wants burnt nuts ;P). A good idea is to turn off the heat just before they look done for if you leave them in there even with the heat off, they will keep cooking for a bit.

The drizzle is super easy to make, combining your yoghurt with your curry powder and blitz. Then comes the plating.


Steamed Broccolini 8 | Sweet Caramel Sunday Steamed Broccolini 21 | Sweet Caramel Sunday Steamed Broccolini 23 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

You will find this step easy to do if all of your broccolini stems are facing the same direction, then have a little fun with it!

Steamed Broccolini on a white plate

Steamed Broccolini

Steamed Broccolini is for dinner on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, you will be able to make this dish tonight!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: steamed broccolini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Adrianne


Steamed Broccolini with Toasted Flaked Almonds

  • 4 bunches broccolini
  • 3/4 cup shaved almonds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Curry Yoghurt Drizzle

  • 1 cup greek yoghurt low fat
  • 1 tbsp curry powder


Steamed Broccolini with Toasted Flaked Almonds

  • Remove any package or rubber bands from broccolini and rinse under the tap 
  • Place in a large saucepan and fill 3/4 with water 
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Place lid on pan and bring to the boil, when it reaches boiling point (you will hear the lid move a bit and a bit of sizzle from the excess water hitting the hot stove top), turn off the heat and remove lid 
  • Drain broccolini and plate
  • Toast almonds in a large frypan until they turn a light golden brown. Crush some into smaller pieces by pinching them and rubbing your fingers together 
  • Garnish broccolini with Curry Yoghurt Drizzle and toasted flaked almonds 

Curry Yoghurt Drizzle

  • Add yoghurt and curry powder to a blender jug and blitz to combine 


  • Eyes on the ball when toasting your nuts to not accidently burn them 
  • If taking plate to a party, keep almonds and dressing on the side and dress when you get there 
  • If refridgerating drizzle, stir before using as it will become thicker again in the fridge and more like a yoghurt consistency than a liquid
  • Shaved/flaked almonds are same/same, slivered almonds are different and much harder to pinch between your fingers to crumble


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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Now, get into your kitchen and steam yourself some broccolini, you will thank me for it.

See you soon my friends xxxx


P.S. No pics of Tonks today, he is hiding under the bed covers. I think he is feeling his 4 + years today!


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Natalie November 18, 2018 - 5:24 am

5 stars
I just love broccolini! Looks so delicious and would make a great healthy side dish for Thanksgiving!

Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 5:26 am

Thanks Natalie! Me too, fellow broccolini lover. Hope you have a Happy Thankgiving x

Sylvie November 18, 2018 - 6:06 am

5 stars
That looks so delish Adrianne! I love broccolinis, and it sounds sooo perfect with that yogurt drizzle!

Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 6:12 am

Thanks Sylvie, I wanted to make it a bit healthier than my Chargrilled Asparagus, so I left out any cheese!!

Veena Azmanov November 18, 2018 - 8:49 am

5 stars
Such a tasty option to have Broccoli and the Yogurt drizzle makes it so interesting.

Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 9:27 am

Cheers Veeena, glad you like it!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry November 18, 2018 - 12:21 pm

5 stars
What a delicious looking side dish! I’m definitely considering giving this a try come Christmas time!

Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 7:10 pm

Cheers Bintu , I imagine there will be dome delicious dishes at your table!!

Emma November 18, 2018 - 1:05 pm

5 stars
Sorry if it’s a silly question but is broccolini the same thing as tenderstem broccoli?! This looks delicious.

Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 7:14 pm

Hey Emma, I didn’t know to be honest, but I did some reading and in the UK broccolini is called tenderstem broccoli indeed! One article told me that it came about as it was the idea of the Japanese to cross broccoli with chinese kale and in doing so they got broccolini!! I have learnt something too now, cheers!

kim November 18, 2018 - 2:03 pm

5 stars
Yum! I love this side dish option!

Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 6:50 pm

Thanks Kim! Glad you like it!

LoveOfTheGame. November 20, 2018 - 7:09 am

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olivesandfeta January 10, 2019 - 1:31 am

Oh another yummy recipe by Sweet Caramel Sunday ?????

Adrianne January 13, 2019 - 3:36 am

Thanks Marina!! Feel like I haven’t talked to you in ages x

olivesandfeta January 13, 2019 - 5:37 am

I think your right about that….i am so far behind in posting my recipes…. It’s a hook holidays plus all the family gatherings and am back at work have left very little time for blogging. Am a little sad about not being able to spend time on it …

Adrianne January 13, 2019 - 6:18 am

I feel you Marina….there is never enough time!! But we persist x

Kelly Anthony April 22, 2019 - 8:46 pm

5 stars
This steamed broccolini recipe will make the perfect side dish with for any meal. My husband loves curry so I know he will devour this.

Adrianne November 4, 2019 - 10:36 am

Thanks Kelly, sorry, just saw this comment now!!


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