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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 84kcal
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


  • 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.
  • Place the florets and stalk slices in the steamer to steam for 3-4 minutes.
  • 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).
  • 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.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.1mg