Lemon-Butter Broccoli Spears

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

This is fantastic and easy. It is an elegant veggie, but if you are doing WW, this is 1-point for 1-cup according to the Weight Watchers Cookbook. Yum! You may also toss the broccoli with a tad of Parmesan cheese or a little minced garlic. If you want a quick alternative, use frozen broccoli spears (see note below).

Top Review by AZPARZYCH

So easy to make and has such a light/fresh flavor. I steamed my broccoli for 7 minutes and then cooked as written. Usually I am not a big fan of the lemon and broccoli (and no other flavors mixed in) but this was great; the lemon did not overpower. Made for Best of 2012 Cookbook Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the broccoli into spears discarding the thick end.
  2. Steam or cook the broccoli till tender; remove.
  3. Melt the butter in a large non-stick fry pan over med-high heat.
  4. When butter foams, add the lemon juice and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the broccoli, lemon zest, salt, and pepper; cook tossing for 1-2 minutes till broccoli is well-coated.
  6. NOTE: For a quick method, use 2 (10-ounce) boxes for frozen broccoli cooked according to directions on box; then follow the above recipe.

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