Easy Lemon and Garlic Broccoli


This is a simple broccoli recipe that's deliciously garlicky and only takes a few minutes to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound broccoli, separated into florets

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place broccoli florets in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix water and 2 teaspoons lemon juice together in a small bowl; pour mixture over broccoli. Cover and steam until broccoli is bright green and tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in garlic and salt. Reduce heat to low and sauté garlic until golden brown, about 8 minutes.

  3. Drain cooked broccoli and return to skillet; sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice; stir in garlic butter mixture. Sprinkle broccoli with black pepper and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 104mg 522%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 381mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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