Lime-Buttered Broccoli Recipe
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Lime-Buttered Broccoli Recipe

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“I got tired of serving broccoli the same way every time, so I prepared this recipe.” The simple butter sauce turns the tender florets into something special. — Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 58 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle butter mixture over broccoli; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lime-Buttered Broccoli in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p111

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 106667
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"I used a 12 oz bag of florets (which has 6 cups in it) and steamed them for 10 minutes in my Oster food steamer. I cut the butter down to 2 tbsp but kept the juice, salt, & pepper the same. Oh so delicious!

~ Theresa"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 192430
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Very good. Loved the lime flavor."

Bluestocking User ID: 1157135 110200
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"This simple recipe gave the broccoli such good flavor. I used bottled juice, and I'm sure fresh would be even better. Looking forward to making this again!"

bigbellybeffers User ID: 1913167 190851
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Gives a great flavor to just boring old broccoli! I like to use fresh limes, but if I don't have any on hand, then I will use lime juice from the bottle! Fresh ground pepper makes it really yummy also!"

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