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steamed broccoli

An easy recipe for delicious, tender-crisp steamed broccoli, dressed with a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steamed broccoli recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Prep the broccoli crowns and stems: Cut the crowns away from the large stems of the broccoli. Break the crown up into bite-sized florets.
  • Bring steamer water to a boil: Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil.
  • Add broccoli, steam 5 to 6 min: Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes. The broccoli is done when you can pierce it with a fork. As soon as it is pierce-able, remove from heat, place in serving dish.
  • in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper.
  • Place the steamed broccoli in a bowl. Pour the dressing on top and gently mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 103mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg