Steamed Broccoli Recipe
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Steamed Broccoli Recipe

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I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's the only way my husband will eat broccoli. I love to pair it with grilled meat on hot days.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into spears
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 142 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.


  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 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic in butter for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the lemon peel and juice, salt, pepper and broccoli; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Steamed Lemon Broccoli in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p315

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