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Lemon Crumb-Topped Broccoli

 Lemon Crumb-Topped Broccoli
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 45 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.