The flavor combination of this dish was inspired by dining at the uber-chic Italian restaurant Graffiato in Chinatown. The addition of walnuts and feta to your classic roasted broccollini are unexpected, yet pair exceptionally well together. Perfect as an accompaniment to any main dish, or served alone with some crusty bread & olive oil!
1 head of organic broccolini
1-2 Tbsp olive oil (to drizzle for baking)
1/4 C. toasted walnuts
1/2 C. Feta Cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste
*For the red pepper relish, please see below for recipe.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
1. Wash and prep broccolini. Spread onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toss around on baking sheet so that greens are coated in olive oil, then bake for about 15 minutes or until they begin to slightly brown at the edges.
2. Spread walnuts onto another baking sheet and roast for a few minutes, or until they begin to brown. You can also place them in a pan and toast on the stove top until golden as well. Just make sure to keep an eye on them; they burn easily!
3. Remove the broccolini from the oven and place on a serving dish. Garnish the red pepper relish, feta, and walnuts on top.
**Quick Tip: if you are short on time, Trader Joe's makes a bangin' roasted red pepper relish. Find it near the olive oils!
Roasted Red Pepper Relish (makes about 2 cups), recipe from Epicurious
2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil
4-7oz jars of roasted red peppers
1.5 C. chopped onions
3 tsp. chopped garlic
4.5 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add red peppers and sauté 2 minutes. Add onions and garlic. Cook until onions are tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
Mix vinegar and sugar in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Stir vinegar mixture into red peppers. Mix in mustard and cayenne pepper. Season with salt. Continue cooking relish until all liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently, about 6 minutes. Cool to room temperature. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.)