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Stir Fry Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese


Most of my cooking is Greek/Mediterranean/American and so it was time for a change.  I went with Asian for dinner. I love Chinese and Vietnamese food, Japanese and Thai, not really a fan.  No, that’s not true in regards to the Japanese cuisine I love their desserts.  The cheesecake is delicious!!   Stir fry broccoli with parmesan cheese what a delicious combination don’t you think so?   Have you ever tried it?  If not well here is your chance, so simple and yet very tasty.  Broccoli boiled, baked, roasted, fried, stir-fried any way I love it.  They say Broccoli is more of a winter and spring season kind of vegetable but I have to disagree, I believe that you can eat broccoli all year round.  So for dinner, I made Chinese noodles with Shrimp but I needed a side dish.  Stir Fry Broccoli with parmesan cheese was a great addition.

I started by cutting the broccoli head into small florets.  While I was doing that I had a pot of water boiling, once I was done I added the florets into the boiling water.  I boiled it just enough so that the broccoli florets were still crispy stems and all.  Once I was done with that step I took out my Wok, I used olive oil rather than sesame oil to stir-fry the broccoli, I added about a tablespoon of olive oil it was just enough.

I threw all the ingredients into the Wok the florets, give it a good stir, and add the rest of the ingredients. I also added chili flakes to give the broccoli a spicy taste I minced garlic clove and kept working the stir.  As far as sauces go  I didn’t add Soy sauce I wanted to keep it as light as possible.  I garnished the broccoli with a hint of parmesan cheese to give it a slightly salty taste.

Let me know if. you give this recipe a try. 🙂

Have a good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!!

close up of stir fry broccoli with grated parmesan

Stir Fry Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese

A simple dish that combines veggies with the spice world.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, sidedish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 broccoli head trimmed into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves 1 minced + 1 whole
  • ½ tbsp chili flakes
  • ½ lemon juice
  • parmesan cheese optional


  • Add 6 cups of water into a large pot. Add in the florets and boil for 5 minutes.
    broccoli florets in boiling water
  • Drain florets and set aside.
    boiled broccoli in a strainer
  • Heat oil in a large skillet for a few seconds and then add in the minced and whole garlic. Add in the broccoli, chili flakes, and lemon juice. Stir quickly
    mined and whole garlic in a pan
  • Serve warm with grated parmesan cheese.
    close up of stir fry broccoli with grated parmesan
Keyword Easy, Vegetables










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