Orange (Or Lemon) Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

The orignal recipe for this came from "What's for Dinner?" I have been successful exchanging the orange juice and zest for lemon juice and zest. It is delicious either way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and cut broccoli into florets.
  2. Bring about 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  3. Add broccoli florets, reduce heat to medium and cover.
  4. Cook until broccoli is crisp-tender and still bright green. About 5 minutes.
  5. Drain and return broccoli to pan.
  6. Add butter, orange juice, orange zest, salt and pepper.
  7. Toss together and heat through.
  8. Serve.


Most Helpful

Loved it! Simple and quick, can't beat that. I cooked the broccoli in the microwave, drained and added the remaining ingredients. It has a delightful orange flavor that gives a clean freshness to the broccoli.

PaulaG November 08, 2007

This was a quick and tasty recipe! I would have never thought that broccoli goes with orange, but it does - sucessfully! Thanks for posting - it was great!

Shannon 24 October 18, 2007

Absolutely lovely! i will try to microwave the broccoli in future to stem the loss of nutrients but this tasted so wonderful, i awoke two days later CRAVING it!

Ciocia Laura February 03, 2008

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