Lemon-Scented Broccolini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2023
Even the most finicky eaters will eagerly eat this vegetable seasoned with lemon pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice. If you prefer, use broccoli instead. —Kim Champion, Phoenix, Arizona
Lemon-Scented Broccolini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 pounds Broccolini or broccoli spears
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add Broccolini; cook, uncovered, until just tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain and immediately place Broccolini in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon pepper, lemon zest and salt. Add broccolini; toss until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 90 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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