My kids seem to eat more veggies when they have lemon or vinegar on them, my husband does too. I decided to quickly steam some broccoli until it was crisp-tender then sautéed it with crushed red pepper flakes, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. It was tangy and garlicky with a bit of a kick and we all loved it.
How to Make Lemon-Garlic Broccoli
In a steamer set over boiling water steam broccoli, covered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a small sauté pan then add the crushed red pepper flakes and minced garlic, cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and steamed broccoli. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
- 1 large crown of broccoli washed and cut into florets
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- Juice from 1 lemon
- In a steamer set over boiling water steam broccoli, covered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Heat the olive oil in a small sauté pan then add the crushed red pepper flakes and minced garlic, cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and steamed broccoli. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Sounds delicious! I hope ya’ll had a great new year’s!
Happy New Year Pam! Love the sound of this dish —delish! 🙂
Very tasty and healthy!
Happy new year,dear!
Kisses from Greece!
Simple and healthy.. the perfect way to start off the new year!!
That little bit of extra effort makes all the difference in the world with veggies!
I have broccoli in my fridge just waiting for this recipe!! I make a lot of your recipes and they are always delicious. Do you make Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup or Paella? I had both over the Holidays and would love to see your step by step recipes before I try on my own!! :o) Thanks again for your beautiful recipes and Happy New Year from PEI.
That’s a wonderful idea how to prepare broccoli with a tasty twist.
Happy and healthy New year to you and your loved ones, Pam!
I sometimes eat broccoli as a afternoon or midnight snack, I can’t get enough of it. Going to try this lemon twist, can’t wait!
Happy New Year Pam! Love this broccoli dish, YUM!
broccoli is one of those veggies i have to really doctor up to enjoy, and i like your ideas here!
oh welcome back!
I need to make more broccoli recipes, I only eat it raw in my infamous broccoli salad.
I know a lot of people don’t eat it raw but I just want all the nutrients I can get from it.
How was vacation? Or maybe I should go read the “I’m back from vacation post?” LOL
I go crazy for lemon so I could see myself really loving this…I’m already craving the flavors!
A very healthy and tasty side dish!
Not sure if my previous comments went into spam but I wanted to come by and wish you happy New Year Pam! Love this broccoli recipe. YUM!
Broccoli is a favorite veggie in my house, and i am sure my family will love this!
Broccoli is my absolutely favorite vegetable, I probably eat it too much. I am always looking for broccoli recipes, that’s how I found your site. Your recipe looks really good.
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