Broccoli With Lemon Garlic Almond Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

The buttery garlic lemon sauce gives a spark to this broccoli side dish.


  1. Steam or boil broccoli until tender, about 8 minutes and drain.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat and add garlic.
  3. Remove from heat and let steep for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove garlic, if desired, then stir in almonds and place over low heat again.
  5. Add lemon juice and zest and pour over hot broccoli.
Most Helpful

Superb! Very fresh and "zingy". It's important to use a good quality butter to get the best flavour. My daughters loved their broccoli today. Thanks Marie :)

HappyBunny July 02, 2007

We really enjoyed this, even though I forgot to put in the lemon. I wanted something special for a camping trip, so I prepared my fresh broccoli into flowerettes and toasted the almonds before leaving home. I had intended to steam the broccoli on the campstove, drain, melt the butter and add the lemon juice and zest (I took a whole lemon), then sprinkle on the almonds. I just forgot the whole lemon part. Next time I will add the lemon and I'm sure it will be even better.

Donna Matthews September 08, 2005

Loved this! A quick fix to jazz up steamed broccoli. Fresh lemon juice and garlic are wonderful together. Almonds add a nice crunch. This should be served right away. Thanks, Marie!

LonghornMama August 19, 2005