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Sauteed lemony broccoli

Sauteed Lemony Broccoli

Sauteed lemony broccoli is a very basic saute vegetable with the touch of lemon juice, zest and other seasonings. If you love citrus you will love this sauteed lemony broccoli.

You can cut down on the amount of lemon if you don’t really like citrus. if you like some heat just throw in some red pepper flakes.

Let’s get started!

Sauteed Lemony Broccoli
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
  • 1 Pound Broccoli
  • 1 Clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Lemon (Juice and zest)
  • Pinch Fresh ginger (minced; optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Trim the end and pull apart the vegetable.

    Sauteed lemony broccoli
  2. Add water (enough to cover the vegetable) into a medium size pot and bring to a rolling boil. Add the broccoli to the boiling water and blanch for about 1-2 minutes.

    Sauteed lemony broccoli
  3. Remove and add to a bowl of cold/ice water, remove and drain the vegetable on paper towel.
    Sauteed lemony broccoli
  4. Clean the ginger and garlic, and mince.  Place a wok or skillet over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Sauté the minced garlic and ginger for a few minutes (don’t burn it).

    Sauteed lemony broccoli
  5. Add the drained broccoli and combine. Add the lemon juice and zest.
    Sauteed lemony broccoli
  6. Season with salt and pepper, combine let it warm up for a couple of minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
    Sauteed lemony broccoli

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