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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Lemony Baby Broccoli

Keep a close eye on vegetables; cooking them just until they are crisp-tender will enhance the flavor and preserve more of their nutrients.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bunches baby broccoli (6 to 8 ounces each), tough ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add broccoli, garlic, and, if using, red-pepper flakes. Cook until broccoli is bright green, about 2 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add 1/4 cup water to skillet; cover, and cook until broccoli is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Serve immediately, garnished with lemon wedges.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2007

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Reviews (3)

  • andrewtorchia 6 Sep, 2008

    One bunch of baby broccoli will serve two people, so this should serve four.

  • isabelesquivel 2 Sep, 2008

    This sounds so good, but does anyone know how many servings this makes? I'm thinking 2 servings, but even just an estimate would help.

  • thekitchenlady 2 Sep, 2008

    I tried this with fresh young green beans!! Yum!!!