Broccoli with garlic and lemon

Dietician's Tip

This is a great way to add more flavorful vegetables to your diet. Other cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, can be substituted for broccoli.


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add the broccoli to the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Drain broccoli.

In a small saute pan over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add broccoli, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Combine well and serve.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 45
Total carbohydrate: 7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 3 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Serving size: 1 cup
Sodium: 153 mg
Total fat: 1 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Vegetables: 2

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Nonstarchy vegetables: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Feb 23, 2018

Content from Mayo Clinic ©1998-2020 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use