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Broccoli with Walnuts and Cherries

“Power foods—broccoli, walnuts and cherries—star in this delicious, easy recipe.” Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 bunches broccoli, cut into florets (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute walnuts and garlic in oil until garlic is tender. Stir in the cherries, salt, pepper flakes and broccoli; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 140 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • rmbarr059
    Jan 28, 2017

    Loved this! Nice change. I used pecans and craisins since it's what I had on hand.

  • ojc0806
    Feb 7, 2011

    tastes good next time may try dried cranberries instead of cherries just personal preference.

  • silverheartemt
    Apr 2, 2010

    I made it at home and loved it to death and did not share it with my husband at all. I took it to work for our potluck and it was the first thing gone. Definitly will eat it again!!

  • gissell
    Jan 31, 2010

    I tried it with dried cranberries instead of cherries and it tasted great!

  • Beth Gomes
    Jan 6, 2010

    No comment left

  • Aubrey5
    Dec 20, 2009

    This was very delicious! I will definetly make this again!

  • john a. bay
    Nov 23, 2009

    My wife and I made this dish for dinner this evening and were very pleased. We definitely will make this again.