Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 6 (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Tangy dijon mustard, fresh thyme, pine nuts and lemon transform boring broccoli in this recipe that will satisfy even picky eaters.

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange broccoli in a steamer. Steam, covered, 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place broccoli in a large bowl.

Step 2

Combine minced shallots, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and chopped fresh thyme in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add broccoli and pine nuts to oil mixture; toss.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

tinydancer91's Review

September 24, 2013

mandofan's Review

May 27, 2013
Pretty good, pretty simple. Nice way to dress up broccoli. I used a rice steamer and it took closer to 10-12 minutes for the broccoli to be cooked. Pine nuts take about 2 minutes to cook, on high heat in a toaster oven, stirring after a minute. Watch them...they burn easily and quickly. That said, they really tie the dish together, so don't omit them.

Sharehyoursmile's Review

April 04, 2013
We loved it! I cut back on the oil and lemon, and used sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts. Also added a touch of honey for balance. Now I can get everyone to eat broccoli!

KellyDiff's Review

June 02, 2012
Always looking for ways to make veggie sides a bit more interesting, without adding too much fat/calories, and this was good (I did without pine nuts).

jmeleeS's Review

December 20, 2011
I just made this recipe last night as we love broccoli, and I get a little tired of making it the same three ways that are in our repertoire. I liked this recipe, but my husband didn't care for it at all, so I have to say that I won't be making it again. My own tastes would rate this as average, but still don't believe it was good enough to make again. Okay at best...

valthepal6's Review

December 04, 2011
Delicious! I've made this several times already. I am not a broccoli lover, but this recipe makes it yummy! Very easy too.