Easy Lemon and Garlic Broccoli

Easy Lemon and Garlic Broccoli

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"This is an easy recipe for a delicious broccoli side that takes just a few minutes to make."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 120 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place broccoli florets in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir 2 teaspoons lemon juice into water in a small bowl and pour the mixture into the skillet. Cover and steam until broccoli is bright green and tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. While broccoli is steaming, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and stir in garlic and salt; turn heat to low and let the garlic gently fry until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Drain water from cooked broccoli and return to skillet; sprinkle with 2 more teaspoons lemon juice and the butter and garlic mixture. Sprinkle broccoli with black pepper, toss to combine, and season with a bit more pepper if desired.
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  1. 52 Ratings


Great recipe! This so easy to prepare and yet so good. The lemon and garlic paired together really make this broccoli side dish stand out. It's delicious all by itself and makes a great side dish. Before serving I topped it with a little lemon zest. YUM!

Sarah Jo

I broke my broccoli into smaller florets, mine were done in just under ten minutes. I used homemade roasted garlic in this recipe. To make the roasted garlic easier to use, I just smushed it with the back of a spoon into a paste, then mashed it into the butter before adding the butter to the skillet, then the broccoli (I skipped the browned garlic step). I did add just a touch of crushed red pepper when I added the fresh ground black pepper. This was delicious. My one issue with this recipe is there wasn't enough for bigger servings, we all wanted more. Next time, I'd double the recipe in the beginning.


This is sooooooo gooooood. I threw some nuts (hazel and pecan) in for extra flavour, as I used this for a mine course, but honestly, I thought that the nuts dragged it down and that it would have been tastier without them. Definitely the way I will be doing broccoli as a side dish in the future.