Broccoli with Lemon Vinaigrette

Broccoli with Lemon Vinaigrette


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Heaping your plate with a generous portion of broccoli is an excellent strategy for healthy eating—but not if you drown it in butter or cheese sauce. Follow the example in this recipe and use a flavoursome olive oil-lemon dressing to flavour steamed broccoli.

Patsy Jamieson, Diane Temple

Serves: 4 

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon toasted flaked almonds

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

  1. Whisk lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, garlic, chilli and black pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Boil, steam or microwave broccoli florets until crisp-tender. Add to the bowl with lemon dressing and toss to coat well. Top with almonds. Serve immediately. (The lemon juice will cause the broccoli to discolour.)

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Reviews (3)


Too strong flavour, with too much lemon juice used. - 30 Jan 2016


Too tart and too much garlic, was disappointing. In order to try and make it palatable I added 2 Tbsp. of Balsamic Vinegar and then 1 Tbsp. of Sugar and whisked them into the mixture. After tossing the broccoli in the 'improved' vinigarette, it was edible. - 07 May 2013


A bit too much garlic for me especially because it is raw. Overall it had a strong lemon flavour. - 20 Apr 2012

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