Lemon Broccolini

An easy recipe from the Food Network.


1 pound broccolini

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


  1. Wash and trim the broccolini and steam for 5 minutes, until it is crisp yet tender. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the broccolini and toss to coat.

A variation:

I’ve seen recipes that add crushed red pepper instead of black pepper. But I think you could also add it after the fact, since the dressing is tossed with warm broccolini anyway. That way everyone can add their own heat.