Orange-Sauced Broccoli and Peppers Recipe

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Orange-Sauced Broccoli and Peppers

A simple, very low-calorie side dish with a slightly sweet sauce is sure to inspire everyone to eat more vegetables!

  • 3-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red or yellow sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • In a medium saucepan cook broccoli and sweet pepper in a small amount of boiling, lightly salted water about 8 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender; drain. Return broccoli mixture to saucepan; cover and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot margarine until onion is tender. Stir in cornstarch. Add orange juice and mustard. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pour the sauce over broccoli mixture; toss gently to coat. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts
  • Calories 55, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 46 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Total Sugar 4 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 2 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 142%, Calcium 3%, Iron 4%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1.5, Fat .5.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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