Garlicky Lemon Broccoli

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Recipe for Garlicky Lemon Broccoli. Here's a standard side dish recipe for broccoli. It's so simple.


  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets (about 5 cups)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Put the broccoli in a steamer basket set over a pan of simmering water. Cover and steam until the broccoli is crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from the lemon into a large bowl. Whisk in the oil in a slow, steady stream until thoroughly blended. Whisk in the garlic, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes (if using). Add the hot broccoli and toss to coat with the dressing.