Bright and Zesty Broccoli Recipe -
Bright and Zesty Broccoli Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Bright and Zesty Broccoli

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"This recipe is a wonderful way to get anyone to eat fresh broccoli. It's a wonderful side that can be served with a variety of main courses. The orange adds a bright flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the orange zest and red pepper flakes and allow to heat briefly, about 1 minute. Stir the broccoli into the mixture; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking about 5 minutes more; transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the orange juice over the broccoli and toss to coat. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2009

I thought this was great, as did my oldest boy. Husband was indifferent. A different way to eat broccoli, which I'd make again for just the oldest and I. This was a welcomed change-up from your basic broccoli recipe. NOTE: Husband thought this was a little better with a little butter drizzled over the top, I thought it was good as is.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2012

It took me a long time to get around to making this because the orange juice scared me off. Now I know why. Neither of us cared for this, even though I played it on the safe side and used far less than the 2-1/4 tsp. of zest directed for a half head of broccoli! Had to leave out the red pepper flakes in consideration of Hubs' sensitive innards, but I'm not so sure I would have cared for it here anyway. I sprinkled the zest over the broccoli at the end, along with the orange juice. It just wasn't a flavor combination that appealed to us.


27 Ratings

May 22, 2012

Very nice change from regular 'ol broccoli! I wasn't sure about the flavor combinaton, but the orange did add a nice citrus flavor that did "brighten" it up a bit. To simply things, I used a steam in bag of broccoli and added the rest of the ingredients, tossing to coat. Overall, different but good.

Sep 19, 2011

Everyone loved it!!!! I didnt put red pepper flakes instead I used garlic-infused olive oil

Apr 19, 2011

This is our favorite cooked vegetable. I made the recipe as written and it was wonderful. We liked the zip of the red pepper flakes and the bite of orange zest and juice. Great way to cook fresh broccoli. Thanks Mrs.Fugrim for sharing.

May 12, 2011

i put this together a little differently, but it was still a nice dish. i steamed the broccoli and added the heated oil mixture after. nice change from the usual. i will make again, thanks Mrs. Fugrim!

May 07, 2011

Delicious! NEVER would have thought of orange with broccoli. But then I came across this recipe and figured I give it a go! So glad I did! The orange flavor is not at all overpowering like I thought it would have been. Perfect balance with the heat from the red pepper flakes! Nice recipe!!!

Nov 25, 2013

Great way to do broccoli! My 17 mo baby even liked it!!


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  • Calories
  • 63 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

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

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