Not your Momma’s Steamed Broccoli

Broccoli w text

If you’re like me, your earliest memories with broccoli might bring back feelings of disgust and images of sad, soggy broccoli drowning in cheese sauce…it’s not a pleasant thought. The only broccoli I tried as a child other than that just described was SUPER bland and boring, blanched broccoli that needed an excessive amount of salt and butter to be edible. 





These days, I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for broccoli and I can attribute most of this appreciation to pairing broccoli with lemon. This is by no means groundbreaking but I’ve met JUST ENOUGH people who claim to HATE broccoli that I feel like I need to share how AMAZING it really can be. 

The secret to this recipe is two things: lemon and garlic. With the right amount of lemon juice and zest and sauteed garlic, you will be satisfied eating garlic for every meal to come! 

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Not Your Momma's Steamed Broccoli
Lemon and Garlic take boring steamed broccoli to something you will look forward to for meals to come
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
192 calories
38 g
0 g
3 g
14 g
0 g
507 g
308 g
9 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
507g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192
Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 308mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 14g
57%
Sugars 9g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A
72%
Vitamin C
717%
Calcium
25%
Iron
22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb fresh broccoli
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  3. juice of 1/2 lemon
  4. 2 TBLS olive oil
  5. 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  6. salt
  7. pepper
Instructions
  1. in a large boiling pot, bring water to a boil
  2. add broccoli to steaming tray and place in boiling water. If you don't have a steam tray, add broccoli to water
  3. cook broccoli for 5-8 minutes, until fork tender
  4. while broccoli is cooking, heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat
  5. add the minced garlic to the hot oil and cook until browned- do not over cook!
  6. once broccoli is cooked, remove from water and place in serving bowl
  7. add olive oil and garlic to bowl with broccoli and mix
  8. add lemon juice, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste
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calories
192
fat
3g
protein
14g
carbs
38g
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