This Garlic Broccoli Cauliflower with Red Onions & Lemon is stir-fried and ready in only 20 minutes. It makes an excellent side for baked or grilled chicken, fish, or steak. Family-friendly, these powerhouse veggies become sweet and savory when tossed with red onions and lemon.
Broccoli is one of my family's favorite vegetables, and is the one that we eat the most. No grocery trip is complete without it. It's always in our fridge or freezer.
Even the baby loves pureed broccoli! Who would have thought? I'll make my own since I've never seen broccoli baby food in the store. I wonder why?
Broccoli is one of my favorite foods to make. It never comes out bad and if we have leftovers, they don't last long!
That is, on the days my daughter spontaneously doesn't hate it. One day she loves broccoli, the next she hates it. There is no in-between. So on the days that she loves it, I'll make this Garlic Broccoli Cauliflower recipe. And on the days she doesn't, I'll do my best to trick her into eating it. 🙂
how to cook broccoli + cauliflower
Broccoli and cauliflower are so simple and versatile. Try them steamed with a little butter, salt and pepper. Or roasted with garlic cloves, olive oil, and onions.They are perfect in a stir fry and even raw on a vegetable platter. Broccoli and cauliflower pair nicely with other vegetables too, like carrots.
There are so many ways to eat broccoli, not to mention it's amazing health benefits. Broccoli is believed to ward off cancer and protect your body from other chronic diseases. It also keeps your body looking young and your bones healthy! Broccoli is an amazing powerhouse of health benefits, and it's readily available all year round. It can be refrigerated or frozen for up to 6 months, so it's pretty economical too.
Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C and fiber and cooked similarly to broccoli, except that is can also be mashed to make cauliflower mashed "potatoes". It works great grated and used in place of rice in most dishes and as a crust for pizzas.
kids and broccoli
I know, I know. Kids just don't eat broccoli. Why is one of the healthiest veggies in the world pushed off the plates of kids everywhere?? Where do our children learn to hate broccoli and sandwich crust before even tasting them?!
If you've got a picky, broccoli refusing family, you should try this Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe.
How do you trick kids into eating broccoli when they still refuse? My daughter always eats my delicious breakfastish-for-dinner Broccoli & Egg Breakfast Burrito. It combines broccoli & cheddar, eggs, tomatoes, and bacon in a burrito-style wrap. They won't even know the broccoli is there. I bet it's the cheese!
how to make garlic broccoli cauliflower
Chop your broccoli and cauliflower into small pieces and cook in a large oiled wok for about 6 minutes. Only flip once halfway through so the pieces get that nice roasted brown side.
Then add the onions and cook for another 4 minutes until they begin to caramelize. Add the garlic, salt + pepper, and cook another 2 minutes. Take off the heat, squeeze with lemon, and serve!
Garlic Broccoli Cauliflower with Red Onions & Lemon
- 1 head of broccoli
- ½ head of cauliflower
- 4 smashed garlic cloves
- ⅓ cup sliced red onions
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- ½ lemon
- Wash and chop the broccoli into small florets.
- Add oil to a large pan or wok and heat over medium-high. Add the broccoli and cauliflower. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Add the onions and cook another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook another 2 minutes, mixing well.
- Remove from heat and squeeze lemon on top. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.