5-Minute Broccoli

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Recipe: #2446

November 12, 2011

"This is healthy, quick, and delicious. Steaming brings out the flavor and retains the color and most of the nutrients are preserved. The broccoli tastes so good when served with the Mediterranean Dressing that follows."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.4 g)
  • Calories 47.4
  • Total Fat - 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 83.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 2 g
  • Protein - 3.3 g
  • Calcium - 61.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 102.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut the broccoli florets into quarters and cut the stems into 1/4" pieces; let sit for 5 minutes to bring out the hidden health benefits; chop, mince, or press garlic and let that sit for 5 minutes, too.

Step 2

Fill the bottom of the steamer with 2" of water and bring to boil.

Step 3

Put in broccoli and let steam for 5 minutes; if the stems are cut any larger than 1/4", you will need to put them in 2-3 minutes before the florets are added.

Step 4

Transfer to a bowl and add the dressing if desired which does not have to be made separately; just add it and toss.


No special items needed.

6 Reviews


Love this recipe! Lemon and Garlic are outstanding on Broccoli. I used the juice of a whole lemon and course sea salt. I served it with some Asian chicken and brown rice. Made for the Summer Vacation recipe tag game.


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(5 Jun 2013)


Being diabetic I have to watch what I eat most of the time and this broccoli was fresh and delicious with some baked fish. A great choice. Thank you for posting!


review by:
(2 Mar 2013)


This is a great broccoli recipe!! I used garlic powder as I was out of the fresh stuff and this was delish..... Made for the Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag game.


review by:
(1 Jul 2012)


I always steam my broccoli but the added garlic and twist of lemon make it even more enjoyable


review by:
(24 Jun 2012)


I love these kind of dishes. Delicious and quick to the table. I made it when my son was here and he loved it as much as I did. It's a good thing I took mine before he did, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten much. We loved it! Thanks for sharing it with us Courtney. Linda


(15 Apr 2012)


True to it's name , it really is 5 minute broccoli and very tasty, i used lots of garlic and lemon juice and less olive oil. Thanks for posting.


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(7 Apr 2012)

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