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Broccolini with Kalamata Dressing

Quentin Bacon

Servings: 6 to 8.

The olive dressing is also delicious on asparagus, carrots, and Brussels sprouts.


  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves, plus 1 Tbs. roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lb. broccolini, trimmed (4 bunches)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 120
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 60
  • Fat (g): 7
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 5
  • Sodium (mg): 530
  • Carbohydrates (g): 9
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Put the olives, parsley leaves, mayonnaise, garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a food processor and pulse into a coarse paste.

    Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Working in 3 batches, boil the broccolini until tender, about 5 minutes per batch. Drain each batch well and keep warm in a large bowl covered with foil.

    Dab the olive mixture over the broccolini and toss well to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with the chopped parsley, and serve.

Make Ahead Tips

The black olive dressing can be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated until ready to use.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • joyfullady | 10/10/2011

    This is yummy. I used broccolette instead.

  • gamesandcocktails | 08/15/2011

    This is incredibly tasty! I did tweak the recipe a bit though: I used broccoli instead of broccolini and roasted it instead of boiling it. If you've never roasted broccoli, please try it! It gives it such a wonderful nutty flavor. I thought the raw garlic flavor was a little strong, so I will use a bit less next time. The olives really give an ordinary side dish a unexpected twist.

  • DesertDog1999 | 04/20/2009

    I love this recipe. It's so simple to make and the leftovers make a lovely lunch the next day.

  • vikkisue | 03/21/2009

    I could not find broccolini, so I used broccoli. This was great. My husband even liked it, and he hates olives.

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