Sauteed Broccolini, Zucchini, & Cranberries

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This Sauteed Broccolini, Zucchini, & Cranberries recipe is one of our favorite sides. It’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next dinner party, even among the most radical veggie-opponents. You’ll adore broccolini’s chewy, tender texture. This form of baby broccoli bursts with vitamins and minerals. It’s also a great source of fiber and antioxidants.

Sautéed onions add bright flavor to complement crispy zucchini. Ruby-red dried cranberries complete the dish, adding a hint of lovely sweetness that’s simply mouthwatering. This recipe serves as a colorful, flavorful complement to a variety of main dishes. It will restore life and excitement to eating your veggies!

Sauteed Broccolini, Zucchini, & Cranberries

Sauteed Broccolini, Zucchini, & Cranberries

Yields: 6 Servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup | Calories: 106 | Total Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 16mg | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Protein: 1g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5


  • 3 cups broccolini, cleaned, tough bottoms (lower 1/3 of the stem) discarded
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into rounds and then sliced in half (should be half slices)
  • 3/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccolini to the pot and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes to blanch. Broccolini should be bright green, crisp, and tender.
  2. In a sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, chopped onions, and zucchini. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes, until onions have softened and are translucent and zucchini have cooked through. Add broccolini, dried cranberries, and garlic. Cook for an additional 30 seconds to a minute. Enjoy!

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2 Comments on "Sauteed Broccolini, Zucchini, & Cranberries"

  1. Trevor  July 30, 2019

    I made this tonight with some walnut-crusted tofu for a protein and it was great. I love having a nice pile of vegetables on my plate.

    • Nichole Furlong  July 30, 2019

      We’re glad you loved the recipe, thank you for the tofu tip!


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