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Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic Recipe

Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes

Broccolini's long, tender stalks are completely edible and their mild-tasting loose florets and occasional yellow flowers are wonderfully delicious. I like to serve it simply, tossed in a bit of olive oil with a squeeze of lemon juice, so that its fresh flavor shines through.

by Alison Needham

What you'll need

  • 1 pound broccolini or "baby broccoli"
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 cloves Garlic, slivered
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • zest from one lemon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

How to make it

  1. Rinse broccolini thoroughly. Cut of stem ends and peel thicker stems to get off any tough skin.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic cloves, and turn the heat to medium. When garlic begins to color and becomes fragrant add broccolini and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add water to the pan, cover and let steam for 3 minutes or until broccolini becomes crisp-tender. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning and serve warm or at room temperature.

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