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Zesty Lemon Broccoli Recipe

Zesty Lemon Broccoli Recipe

“I invented this recipe when I began changing my eating habits to incorporate more vegetables into my diet. This broccoli tastes so decadent, you won’t know it’s healthy.” —Brooke Szczepanski, Gloucester, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  • 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 large bowl, combine the butter, lemon peel, juice, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Add broccoli and pine nuts; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 97 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.