Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 13 mins

I think the lemon juice makes all the difference in the steamed broccoli!


  1. Trim the broccoli into large florets.
  2. Place the broccoli in a steaming basket over boiling water; cover and steam for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid for a moment, then cook, partially covered, until the stems are tender-firm, another 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove to a platter; season with salt and pepper, the butter, and the lemon juice.
Most Helpful

Wow, this is really good! I wondered about the lemon, but it really added a punch of fresh flavor. I really enjoyed it. Will definitely do this again! Thanks cooking_geek

Bobtail March 09, 2012

I made this last night when my mother-in-law came over for dinner. It was the first time I've ever cooked for her so I was really glad she enjoyed it! The lemon really makes a difference. I found myself snacking while waiting for the rest of the dinner to cook. Thanks cooking_geek for sharing such a simple yet delicious recipe!

xxJELLYNxx August 04, 2010

What a great way to cook broccoli! Even my broccoli hating b/f enjoyed this recipe. I loved the addition of fresh lemon juice. Thanks for sharing.

CJAY September 25, 2009