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Lemon Garlic Broccoli - an easy saute that makes an irresistible side dish

Lemon Garlic Broccoli

5 from 7 reviews

Lemon Garlic Broccoli is an easy way to shake up your vegetable side dish. A simple saute, with flavorful ingredients, turns an ordinary vegetable into something memorable!


1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

Zest of 1/2 lemon

12 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste, optional


In a large saute pan, melt butter, then add olive oil. Add minced garlic, lemon zest and salt and heat until garlic is fragrant.

Add broccoli florets and toss well. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water and cover pan with a lid. Cook about 5 more minutes or until broccoli is fork tender.

Check for seasonings and add more salt if needed. Season with pepper if desired.


Seasonings depend on how much you get from your stalks. Make sure to taste before serving and adjust as needed.