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Steamed Lemon Broccoli

I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's the only way my husband will eat broccoli. I love to pair it with grilled meat on hot days. -Michelle Hanson, Oacoma, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into spears
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a saucepan, bring 1 in. water to a boil; place broccoli in a steamer basket over the water. Cover; steam for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic in butter until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice, salt if desired, pepper and broccoli; heat through.

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