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Lemon-Scented Broccolini

 Lemon-Scented Broccolini
Even the most finicky eaters will eagerly eat this vegetable seasoned with lemon-pepper, lemon peel and lemon juice. If you prefer, use broccoli instead.—Kim Champion, Phoenix, Arizona
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds Broccolini or broccoli spears
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add Broccolini;
  • cook, uncovered, 5 minutes. Drain and immediately place Broccolini
  • in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the lemon juice,
  • lemon-pepper, lemon peel and salt. Add Broccolini; cook over medium
  • heat for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 90 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.