Bright and Zesty Broccoli

Bright and Zesty Broccoli

Mrs.Fugrim 0

"This recipe is a wonderful way to get anyone to eat fresh broccoli. It's a wonderful side that can be served with a variety of main courses. The orange adds a bright flavor."


25 m servings 63 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 63 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the orange zest and red pepper flakes and allow to heat briefly, about 1 minute. Stir the broccoli into the mixture; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking about 5 minutes more; transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the orange juice over the broccoli and toss to coat. Serve hot.
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  1. 27 Ratings


I thought this was great, as did my oldest boy. Husband was indifferent. A different way to eat broccoli, which I'd make again for just the oldest and I. This was a welcomed change-up from your ...

Very nice change from regular 'ol broccoli! I wasn't sure about the flavor combinaton, but the orange did add a nice citrus flavor that did "brighten" it up a bit. To simply things, I used a s...

It took me a long time to get around to making this because the orange juice scared me off. Now I know why. Neither of us cared for this, even though I played it on the safe side and used far ...

Everyone loved it!!!! I didnt put red pepper flakes instead I used garlic-infused olive oil

This is our favorite cooked vegetable. I made the recipe as written and it was wonderful. We liked the zip of the red pepper flakes and the bite of orange zest and juice. Great way to cook fr...

i put this together a little differently, but it was still a nice dish. i steamed the broccoli and added the heated oil mixture after. nice change from the usual. i will make again, thanks Mrs...

Delicious! NEVER would have thought of orange with broccoli. But then I came across this recipe and figured I give it a go! So glad I did! The orange flavor is not at all overpowering like I...

Great way to do broccoli! My 17 mo baby even liked it!!

Extremely easy preparation and not bad flavor initially, but it had a strong bitter aftertaste; I may have gotten a little pith with the zest, or it wasn't a good idea to heat the zest and red p...