Saturday, August 27, 2011
Broccoli Plain and Simple
This straightforward recipe provides a terrific side dish to increase the color and healthfulness of any meal.
1 head of broccoli
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large crushed clove of garlic
3 tbsp. lemon juice (fresh-squeezed is best)
Cut the tender broccoli florets off the broccoli and place them in a vegetable steamer in a pot with 1-2 inches of water in the bottom. Steam on high heat for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli is bright green and tender when pierced with a fork. Do not overcook.
Combine the olive oil and the lemon juice and crush the garlic into it.
Place the broccoli into a serving dish and drizzle the oil/lemon/garlic mixture on it. Serve immediately while still hot (or zap briefly in a microwave to bring back to temperature when the rest of the meal is ready).
Eat well, be well, live deliciously!