Frugal Foodie Friday: Barefoot Broccoli in a Lively Lemon-Garlic Saute
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 lb (16oz / 454g) broccolini or broccoli florets
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus a dash for the boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 heaping teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil with a dash of salt. Add the broccoli and allow it to cook for 2 minutes. Drain the broccoli immediately, and submerge it in a bowl of ice water to quickly stop the cooking process.
  2. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the lemon zest and garlic and give it a quick stir. Drain the broccoli well, and add it to the sauté pan. Sauté the broccoli for just 2 minutes or until it is heated through. Add the lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper, and toss well before serving.
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