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Broccolini is plated and topped with parmesan cheese and lemon wedges.

Lemon Garlic Broccolini

This easy lemon garlic broccolini dish is ready in minutes and is packed with fresh flavor. This vegetable side dish is perfect for any dinner!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword broccolini, easy broccolini recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 141 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 lb broccolini (2 bunches) bottom 1/2 inch of stems removed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic coursely chopped
  • 1 lemon zested, cut into wedges for garnish
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Sautè the broccolini. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil once the pan is hot, then place the broccolini in the pan in a single layer. Sautè the broccolini on each side for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and lemon zest and sautè for 2 more minutes.

  2. Steam the broccolini. Add the water to the pan, then cover and cook for 1-2 minutes (2 minutes for more tender stems). Remove the pan from the stove.

  3. Serve. Plate the broccolini and top it with your preferred additional ingredients like more pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, or salt. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Broccolini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1670IU33%
Vitamin C 95mg115%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.