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lemon broccoli in a wooden bowl

Lemon Broccoli

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Simple and fast, this Lemon Broccoli makes the perfect side dish. It is a delicious way to get in your greens!



  • 1 lb broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a pan with a steamer basket. Add the broccoli to the basket, cover and cook until crisp tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the lemon juice and cook for 30-60 seconds. Stir in the lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add the broccoli and toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes:

slightly adapted from Weight Watcher’s New Complete Cookbook

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 328 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg

Keywords: lemon broccoli, side dish, vegetable, lemon, broccoli