Garlic Broccoli Spears

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by HeatherFeather

A favorite side dish veggie I often make for my family. Don't walk away from the pan - broccoli cooks very quickly and you need to check it soon to prevent it overcooking. Sometimes it will take a little longer to cook, other times it will take a little less. I have a glass lid on my saucepan, so I can see when it is ready - it gets very bright green when it is ready, then very quickly starts to turn olive green if it cooks a little too long. I like mine tender, but still a little crispy - the longer you cook it, the softer it gets, but you also lose that lovely color. It is up to you.

Top Review by Loves2Teach

I have been looking for a great broccoli recipe, and I think I have found it. Only change I made was to add 2-3 cloves of garlic, and do leave out the lemon juice (personal preferance). Thanks so much for sharing! I will have to make this again soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set florets into a saucepan with a very small amount of water, cover with lid, and let steam until tender,about 5-10 minutes or so- it should still be bright green, but fork tender (if you like it softer, cook it longer, but it will turn olive green).
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Drain broccoli and place in serving dish.
  4. Pour lemon mixture over broccoli and toss to coat.
  5. Serve immediately.

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