Broccoli With Lemon Almond Butter Recipe -
Broccoli With Lemon Almond Butter Recipe
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Broccoli With Lemon Almond Butter

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"This is a quickly and easily prepared broccoli dish. This recipe can also be made with frozen broccoli."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  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. lemon zest, and almonds. Pour over hot broccoli, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2005

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2006

The theory's nice, but this one is way, WAY too lemony. It covered the rest of the flavors up completely. With a lot less lemon this would be excellent.

Aug 13, 2006

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.

Jun 01, 2009

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.

Jan 24, 2003

Excellent. Quick, easy, and tasty. I think I will toast the almond slivers next time.

Jul 26, 2005

A good way to make steamed broccoli a little more than just steamed broccoli but I definitely agree with other reviewers in that the butter-lemon ratio was off. This was more like Broccoli with buttery lemon sauce.. I did add the almonds but come to think of it... didn't really notice them at all. It was a tad sour, but I did like it when it just lightly covered the broccoli, the rest of my family ate it, but didn't enjoy it.

Jan 27, 2011

A little less lemon juice, toast the almonds and it is 5 stars! Don't overcook the broccoli.

Jan 24, 2003

Yay! Finally a way to prepare broccoli that makes me actually WANT to eat it! The lemon makes it taste so summery, it was great with seafood & rice. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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