Lemon Garlic Broccoli recipe. Super simple to make, light, fresh flavors. A perfect compliment to any main dish or an ample main portion to eat your vegetables (happily). Gluten-free. -

Lemon Garlic Broccoli

Light lemon flavors make this brocoli a mouthwatering side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic broccoli, lemon garlic broccoli
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 side servings or 2 larger portion servings
Calories 84 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 bunch Broccoli (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves , peeled and diced
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • Juice of Half a Lemon


  1. Bring a pot of water with a steamer insert (or that will fit a steamer basket of some type) to a boil. While the water is heating, cut the broccoli into florets. Cut the woody bottom of the stalk off and discard; peel the remaining upper stalk and slice into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  2. Place the florets and stalk slices in the steamer to steam for 3-4 minutes.
  3. While the broccoli is steaming, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and ¾ of the lemon zest; sauté allowing the oil to become fragrant (1-2 minutes).
  4. Add the broccoli and toss to coat. Drizzle the lemon juice over the broccoli, toss, and remove from heat. Add to a serving bowl and sprinkle the remaining lemon zest on top.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 480mg14%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 945IU19%
Vitamin C 136mg165%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.