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Lemon Broccoli with Garlic

“This easy recipe is a great way to use up leftover broccoli. That’s what Mom did, and I tend to do the same thing.” —Elsie Laurenzo Palmer, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Immediately place broccoli in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Place in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over broccoli; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 207 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • alfoa
    Apr 10, 2018

    Tastes like olive oil, lemon, and broccoli—and not in a good way. The flavors didn’t meld.

  • marcibanes
    Feb 25, 2018

    Excellent recipe. This was a great way to use fresh broccoli from my garden. The only addition that I added was 1/2 TBS. of Balsamic Vinegar, just because I like the flavor with Olive Oil, and because of that addition I reduced the lemon juice by 1/2 TBS.

  • shettiekay
    Mar 26, 2013

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  • daisydog215
    Oct 18, 2012

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  • wwjdjulie
    Apr 29, 2010

    I haven't made this actual recipe yet, but that's a lot of fat for a vegetable dish. Instead of steaming the broccoli first, I like to lightly saute the broccoli in just a bit of oil or even in an olive oil non-stick spray with a little garlic (cooking mellows the flavor of the garlic) and pepper or a little seasoned salt. A spritz of lemon on top would make a nice finish, but not overwhelm the broccoli. We also like adding a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

  • aug2295
    Apr 22, 2010

    Definitely good... The lemon and garlic together are really strong though so it's definitely not for everyone.

  • tkarinas
    Apr 22, 2010

    Lemon broccoli with garlic is a family favourite in our home and one we make when we have all the ingredients. It's a keeper, for sure, and going in my recipe box.

  • degrootsl
    Dec 21, 2009

    I made this for my next days lunch to take to work. It's easy, and I like the sweet & sour aspect of the lemon juice with the broccoli.

  • degrootsl
    Dec 21, 2009

    I made this for my next days lunch to take to work. It's easy, ad I like the sweet & sour aspect of the lemon juice with the broccoli.