Blackened Broccoli – Simple Keto Side Dish

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This simple, yet delicious keto side dish comes together quickly so it is perfect for mid-week meals.  It pairs perfectly with my Sous Vide Strip Steak recipe along with pan-seared chicken breasts or bone-in pork chops.

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Course: Keto Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Iva Ursano


  • 2 heads fresh broccoli florets only (or 2 12-oz. bags frozen broccoli florets)
  • 2 T. water
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 T. unsalted butter divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • 1. Place fresh or frozen broccoli florets in a large microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until crisp-tender. (Cooking time will vary depending on individual microwaves, so test after 2 minutes and adjust cooking time accordingly). Do not overcook.
    Florets should be firm when finished.
  • 2. Add half the chopped garlic to the skillet along with one tablespoon olive oil. Set heat to medium and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring continually.
  • 3. Discard garlic from skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Add one tablespoon butter. Once melted, add half the broccoli florets to pan. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, for approximately 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is blackened. Transfer the blackened broccoli from the skillet and to a large bowl. Cover and set
  • 4. Repeat process with remaining garlic, olive oil, butter, and broccoli.  When second batch of broccoli is finished, add it to the bowl with the original batch and toss to combine. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 96kcal
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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