Lemon-Garlic Broccoli

My kids seem to eat more veggies when they have lemon or vinegar on them, my husband does too. I decided to quickly steam some broccoli until it was crisp-tender then sautéed it with crushed red pepper flakes, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. It was tangy and garlicky with a bit of a kick and we all loved it.

In a steamer set over boiling water steam broccoli, covered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Heat the olive oil in a small sauté pan then add the crushed red pepper flakes and minced garlic, cook, stirring constantly for 1 minutes. Add the lemon juice and steamed broccoli. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Lemon-Garlic Broccoli

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 large crown of broccoli, washed and cut into florets
1/2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes,
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Juice from 1 lemon

Directions:

In a steamer set over boiling water steam broccoli, covered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Heat the olive oil in a small sauté pan then add the crushed red pepper flakes and minced garlic, cook, stirring constantly for 1 minutes. Add the lemon juice and steamed broccoli. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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18 Responses to “Lemon-Garlic Broccoli”

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    Blond Duck — January 6, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Sounds delicious! I hope ya’ll had a great new year’s!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — January 6, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    Happy New Year Pam! Love the sound of this dish —delish! :)

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    lenia — January 6, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    Very tasty and healthy!
    Happy new year,dear!
    Kisses from Greece!

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    Jenn — January 7, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    Simple and healthy.. the perfect way to start off the new year!!

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    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — January 7, 2014 @ 5:54 am

    That little bit of extra effort makes all the difference in the world with veggies!

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    Barb — January 7, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    I have broccoli in my fridge just waiting for this recipe!! I make a lot of your recipes and they are always delicious. Do you make Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup or Paella? I had both over the Holidays and would love to see your step by step recipes before I try on my own!! :o ) Thanks again for your beautiful recipes and Happy New Year from PEI.

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    Daniela — January 7, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    That’s a wonderful idea how to prepare broccoli with a tasty twist.
    Happy and healthy New year to you and your loved ones, Pam!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — January 7, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    I sometimes eat broccoli as a afternoon or midnight snack, I can’t get enough of it. Going to try this lemon twist, can’t wait!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — January 7, 2014 @ 8:19 am

    Happy New Year Pam! Love this broccoli dish, YUM!

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    grace — January 7, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    broccoli is one of those veggies i have to really doctor up to enjoy, and i like your ideas here!

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    vanillasugarblog — January 7, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    oh welcome back!
    I need to make more broccoli recipes, I only eat it raw in my infamous broccoli salad.
    I know a lot of people don’t eat it raw but I just want all the nutrients I can get from it.
    How was vacation? Or maybe I should go read the “I’m back from vacation post?” LOL

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    Jovina Coughlin — January 7, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Very refreshing.

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    Joanne — January 7, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    I go crazy for lemon so I could see myself really loving this…I’m already craving the flavors!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 7, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    A very healthy and tasty side dish!

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    Anne — January 7, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    Not sure if my previous comments went into spam but I wanted to come by and wish you happy New Year Pam! Love this broccoli recipe. YUM!

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    Kim in MD — January 8, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    Broccoli is a favorite veggie in my house, and i am sure my family will love this!

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    michael — January 10, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    Broccoli is my absolutely favorite vegetable, I probably eat it too much. I am always looking for broccoli recipes, that’s how I found your site. Your recipe looks really good.

    visit my site sometime,
    Michael :-)

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