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Lime-Buttered Broccoli for Two Recipe

Lime-Buttered Broccoli for Two Recipe

“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. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 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.
  • 3. Drizzle butter mixture over broccoli; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 71 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I made this recipe and doubled it for our family. I found that the lime was a little bit too strong for me. Next time I will make it and reduce the lime juice a little so that it's just a hint without being a strong up-front taste. If you really like lime flavorings in foods, you will enjoy this!"

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