Lemon Crumb-Topped Broccoli Recipe
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Lemon Crumb-Topped Broccoli Recipe

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Dress up broccoli with a lemony bread-crumb topping, and you might be surprised with the luscious result ... not to mention the positive reaction from guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 slice multigrain bread, toasted and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 45 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. In a small skillet, saute garlic in oil for 30 seconds. Stir in bread crumbs and lemon peel; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in parsley; set aside.
  2. Place broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Drizzle with lemon juice; toss to coat. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Lemon Crumb-Topped Broccoli in Country Extra November 2009, p49

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