Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
Total Time
26 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces Broccolini and about 1 teaspoon butter mixture)

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan; add 1 teaspoon salt. Cook Broccolini in batches for 5 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon. Drain. Discard water.

Step 2

Combine butter, rind, and juice, stirring with a fork until well blended. Return Broccolini to pan over medium-high heat; stir in butter mixture, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper, tossing gently to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

IoneTaylor's Review

July 12, 2013
I didn't have a lemon on hand so I made this with bottled lemon juice and dried orange peel. Even so, it was quite delicious and super fast for a weeknight. I plan to make it again with a fresh lemon.

karenfar's Review

April 01, 2013
I made this for Easter because I wanted a simple refreshing side and this fit the bill.

Belanos's Review

July 20, 2010
This was really good--nice and lemony and fresh. I steamed the broccolini instead of boiling it and served with CL's Three-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese (Sept. 2008) and a green salad.

Britnisw's Review

February 28, 2010
Very Good!!! I was looking for a way to cook up broccoli and actually like it...well I found it with this recipe! Made it with the Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon also featured by Cooking Light. Wonderful and fast!

RobinC's Review

November 07, 2009