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Garlic Broccoli Spears Recipe

Looking for an effortless way to liven up fresh broccoli? In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Shirley Glaab tosses cooked spears with garlic and lemon juice for simple, savory results.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place the broccoli in a saucepan with a small amount of water; cover and cook until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients. Drain broccoli and place in a serving dish; add lemon mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 62 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"Not good! The garlic and lemon juice combo was a disaster!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"Yawn. Tastes exactly like broccoli with lemon and garlic. Plain broccoli is just as good."

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