Broccoli with Almonds and Lemon Butter

    15 minutes

    Looking to dress up your broccoli side dish? Try this great recipe that dresses the broccoli in lemon butter and flaked almonds.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets
    • 60g butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    • 30g slivered or flaked almonds

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Steam or boil broccoli until tender; approximately 4 to 8 minutes. Drain.
    2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, zest and almonds. Toss with hot broccoli, then serve.

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    I made this to accompany strip steaks and Garden Stuffed Baked Potatoes (from this site). Like others suggested, I toasted the almond slices and used less lemon (no zest but I squeezed half a lemon). The end result was phenomenal. The almonds gave the broccoli a woodsy flavor and a nice crunch. Thank you!  -  10 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wonderful, I'll probably do this every time. I toasted the almonds on a pan and crumbled them, omitted the lemon zest and used juice from 1/2 a lemon. Thanks for sharing.  -  13 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Lightly seasoned with lemon, the absence of garlic was a refreshing change, and I resisted the urge to add it. I measured nothing, just added butter, lemon juice and toasted sliced almonds to accomodate my taste - and skipped the lemon zest altogether. I think it would have been lemon overkill otherwise. To preserve their crunch I added the toasted almonds just before serving, which also proved to be a pretty garnish.  -  31 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)