Sauteed Broccoli with Red Bell Pepper

From Jeanette's Healthy Living

Sometime, I steam or blanch the broccoli ahead of time; then when I'm ready to cook dinner, I just saute the vegetables quickly.

1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets; if using stems, trim, peel and slice

1 red bell pepper, trimmed, seeds and membranes removed, diced

1 shallot, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

Steam broccoli or blanch broccoli. To steam broccoli, bring 1" of water to boil in a large stockpot. Place broccoli in steamer basket. Steam for 5-6 minutes until just tender. Alternatively, blanch broccoli by bringing a pot of water to boil. Add broccoli. Cook 5-6 minutes. Remove broccoli and place in bowl filled with ice water to retain bright green color; drain.

Heat olive oil in a saute pan and add shallots. Stir and cook until translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Add red bell pepper and saute 1 minute. Add cooked broccoli, season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss until heated through.