Published on February 23, 2018

Broccoli with garlic and lemon

This tasty side dish pairs crisp broccoli with lemon zest and minced garlic and can be ready in less than 10 minutes.

This is a great way to add more flavorful vegetables to your diet. Other cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, can be substituted for broccoli.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add the broccoli to the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Drain broccoli.

In a small saute pan over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add broccoli, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Combine well and serve.