Cauliflower and Broccoli with Mustard, Chive and Lemon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

The vegetables and sauce can be prepared in advance and chilled in separate containers until ready to use. When ready to use simply combine them in a pot and heat them until serving temperature, or use your microwave. Very, very easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, mustard and lemon peel.
  2. Mix in the 1/3 cup chives.
  3. Season and set aside.
  4. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook cauliflower 2 minutes.
  5. Add broccoli and cook about 3 minutes longer, until crisp tender.
  6. Drain.
  7. Return to the pot and toss with the mustard/butter sauce.
  8. Season, sprinkle with additional chives and serve.


Most Helpful

Didn't taste quite right to us - too lemony, maybe? Easy dish, and nice clear directions, so I might think about tweaking to taste.

dianegrapegrower November 18, 2010

This is indeed tasty and easy. I only had cauliflower; and I had no lemon zest so I put in maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Something didn't taste exactly right- I'll make again and maybe reduce the chives and add a pinch of salt.

J-Lynn March 04, 2006

Great! I didn't have cauliflower, so used all broccoli. I also tossed in a little lemon juice - maybe 1/2 tsp.- in addition to the lemon zest. The chives added a nice little punch. I did use the fresh chives - I don't think that dried chives would have the same flavour. Thanks for a great recipe Normaone.

Just Call Me Martha February 17, 2005

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