Microwave Lemony Broccoli

I love any dish that I can whip up in the summertime that doesn’t require me to turn on the oven. I happened upon this great little side dish and we have been eating it about once a week since I added it to our dinner hour.

This side dish has big flavor so if you are not a fan of garlic, you can substitute it with garlic powder. If you are not a fan of lemon, you can cut the lemon juice back to half a tablespoon. It has a teaspoon of salt and that too can be adjusted to your family’s taste. You may have to experiment with this one, but it will be worth it!

Our family embraces the bold flavors of this side and it has been a welcome addition to our dinner table. Pair this with a little grilled meat and my favorite brown rice and you have a perfectly balanced and delicious dinner!

Microwave Lemony Broccoli

1 (14 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets, cleaned and cut into florets or 2 heads fresh broccoli, cleaned and cut into florets (I prefer fresh)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice, bottled is fine
2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon salt, adjust to your liking

Microwave broccoli, minced garlic, and water in covered bowl on high for 6 minutes or til crisp tender. While it is cooking mix the rest of the ingredients together. Drain cooked broccoli. Pour lemon garlic mixture over broccoli and mix to coat.

Published June 29, 2009 by:

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