Lemon Garlic Broccoli

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Recipe: #36333

January 21, 2021

"Queen Creek Olive Mill in Arizona has some wonderful flavored olive oils. One of the recipes using Meyer Lemon Olive Oil is delicious, even when their oil is unavailable, using a few tweaks."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (129.5 g)
  • Calories 86.3
  • Total Fat - 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 37.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 3.3 g
  • Calcium - 56.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 104.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add broccoli florets, lemon zest, minced garlic, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon water to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to coat completely.

Step 2

Cover bowl and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes. Check for tenderness.

Step 3

Cook 1 more minute if needed.

Step 4

Sprinkle lemon juice over broccoli and toss to coat. Season with salt & pepper.

Step 5

Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese to serve.


No special items needed.

6 Reviews


Loved this easy to make recipe! I had everything in the house and it was so fast to get onto the table. I had some shredded Parmesan and it was perfect on this!


review by:
(26 Jun 2023)


Excellent broccoli dish! I did make a few tweaks. Out of personal preference used double the garlic and increased the lemon zest. I had a bottle of Meyer lemon olive oil, which made it even tastier. We like our broccoli only slightly tender, so reduced the microwave time to 3 minutes. And added the lemon zest with the lemon juice at the end, so it would be more flavorful. When I first served it, I forgot the parmesan and it was excellent. But adding the parm took it to the next level. We'll most definitely be having this again!


review by:
(3 Mar 2023)


Yum. Love the lemon flavor in this simple side dish. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your football win.


review by:
(24 Nov 2021)


We love broccoli and this is a great way to make it! Always love lemon and garlic anything and this was easy and so good!


review by:
(7 Jun 2021)


We both loved the flavor of this recipe...that makes this deserving of the 5 stars...I cooked it for 4 minutes because I like a bit of a bite to my broccoli...I thought it was over cooked...the hubby who doesn't care for broccoli loved it because it was nice and soft...which I never make...made this for "The Joy of Vegetables" tags game...served it with a grille chile pork chops and campfire potatoes...yum...


review by:
(1 Jun 2021)


I was so excited to see the citrus flavored olive oil in this recipe! Looked forward to using my gift from my daughter, and this did not disappoint. The lemon zest put it over the top. So quick and easy to make too! This will be a repeat recipe at my house.....we eat a lot of broccoli.


review by:
(28 Apr 2021)

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