Recipe: Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

Mar 17, 2022 | Tara Schmidt | @taraschmidt | Comments (7)

This mix of broccoli, lemon zest and minced garlic is the perfect trio. Looking to add a little crunch? Consider toasted almonds. Be careful, though, they have the potential to brown (and burn) quickly!

Number of servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

Nutritional analysis per serving (1 cup):

  • Calories – 45
  • Total Fat – 1 g
  • Saturated fat – 0 g
  • Trans fat – 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat – 1 g
  • Cholesterol – 0 mg
  • Sodium – 153 mg
  • Total carbohydrate – 7 g
  • Dietary fiber – 3 g
  • Total Sugars – 2 g
  • Protein –3 g

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Many thanks, Tara!

Sounds like a great recipe… I love broc with lots of garlic and EVOO! So good for us.

Keto people (like me) know that the net carbs for the dish would be only 4 grams… and so darn tasty!

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@larryg333

Many thanks, Tara!

Sounds like a great recipe… I love broc with lots of garlic and EVOO! So good for us.

Keto people (like me) know that the net carbs for the dish would be only 4 grams… and so darn tasty!

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Hi @larryg333 ! Yes, my favorite way to prepare broccoli is simply with lemon juice, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. You can't go wrong! I like to get it a little crispy by roasting it. Let me know if you try this recipe out!

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@taraschmidt

Hi @larryg333 ! Yes, my favorite way to prepare broccoli is simply with lemon juice, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. You can't go wrong! I like to get it a little crispy by roasting it. Let me know if you try this recipe out!

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Hello @taraschmidt
I also enjoy roasted veggies. I'm assuming you boil the broccoli first and then put it in the oven to crisp it?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @taraschmidt
I also enjoy roasted veggies. I'm assuming you boil the broccoli first and then put it in the oven to crisp it?

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Hi Teresa – you don't have to! I really enjoy it crisp. Here's the recipe I've used:
https://damndelicious.net/2014/09/19/garlic-parmesan-roasted-broccoli/

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@taraschmidt

Hi Teresa – you don't have to! I really enjoy it crisp. Here's the recipe I've used:
https://damndelicious.net/2014/09/19/garlic-parmesan-roasted-broccoli/

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Thanks, Tara!

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I love broccoli roasted and I do not boil first. I also make asparagus this way. It is so GOOD!

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@sunny617

I love broccoli roasted and I do not boil first. I also make asparagus this way. It is so GOOD!

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Yes! I really enjoy the crunch!

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