Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic

Hands-On Time: 5min
Ready In: 15min
Yield: 4
broccolini with lemon and garlic

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.



  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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