Broccoli and Bell Peppers

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

This colorful steamed broccoli side dish is loaded with vitamin C! If you don't have a steamer basket, improvise with a metal colander to prepare this healthy vegetable dish. I have played with this recipe to suit my tastes, but originally found it in BH&G.

Top Review by GinnyP

Bev, this is such a colorful and delicious side dish! I could make a meal of it. I used butter, since I don't care for margarine. I used red pepper (my favorite), and since I had cauliflower and broccoli to use up, I had a medley. Simply wonderful and loaded with good nutrients! Thanks for this recipe. : )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place broccoli and pepper in a steamer basket over simmering water.
  2. Steam, covered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Drain.
  4. Arrange on a serving platter.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt the butter.
  6. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  7. Drizzle over broccoli mixture.

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