Steamed Broccolini Drizzled with Sigona’s Olive Oil

Broccolini, we love you! It’s so easy to cook, whether blanching or steaming or roasting. It can be used in salads or simply served as a side drizzled with some Sigona’s Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil (it’s mouthwatering just thinking about it). You’ll be surprised by just how much flavor is added to a simple dish of steamed veggies by drizzling it with an in-season olive oil.

Simple Steamed Broccolini with Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Simple Steamed Broccolini with Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We work seasonally to bring in the freshest olive oils on earth! Olives grown in the Southern Hemisphere (think Australia and Chile) are harvested and pressed in late spring and early summer, so they’re in our stores by mid to late summer, if not earlier. Olives grown in the Northern Hemisphere, think Spain, Portugal, California, Greece, Italy) are picked and pressed around November, so the oils are available in our stores in the early new year.

Our customers all love and seek out the California Arbequina, which is a well-balanced and fruity oil that presents with notes of tree bark, earth and green olives and leaves you with a moderate peppery sensation. Check out the other in-season olive oils from the Northern Hemisphere that arrived this spring.

Simple Steamed Broccolini with Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Simple Steamed Broccolini with Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steaming, instead of blanching, allows a vegetable to soften without becoming waterlogged, and also allows for the vegetable to retain a majority of its nutrients. Seasoning steamed broccolini with salt and pepper then finishing it with a drizzle of our just-pressed, new crop, extra virgin olive oil makes for a fantastically flavorful and healthy, delicious and easy side dish. Serves about 4.
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Steamer basket



  • 2 bunches of broccolini ends discarded, stalks sliced into pieces about 2 to 3” long.
  • 1 Tbsp salt for the water
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Sigona’s Fresh Press extra virgin olive oil such as Lecciana from Portugal or Arbequina from California (see note)


  • Fit a pot with a steamer basket. Add about 1 inch of water to the pot and bring to a boil. Add broccolini, cover and steam for about 5 minutes. Remove with tongs, season with salt & pepper, then finish with a drizzle of olive oil, about 1 to 2 tablespoons.


You can sample and purchase olive oils in our markets or you can purchase them online when they’re in season and available. Some of the varietals sell out quickly!
Northern Hemisphere Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Keyword baby broccoli, broccolini, Northern Hemisphere Olive Oil
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