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Lemon-Scented Broccolini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Even the most finicky eaters will eagerly eat this vegetable seasoned with lemon-pepper, lemon peel and lemon juice. If you prefer, use broccoli instead.—Kim Champion, Phoenix, Arizona
Lemon-Scented Broccolini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 pounds Broccolini or broccoli spears
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add broccolini; cook, uncovered, until just tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain and immediately place broccolini in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon-pepper, lemon zest and salt. Add broccolini; toss until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 90 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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