Rating: 4 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2011


Credit: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Serves 6 (serving size: 2/3 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant. Add oil mixture, rind, juice, and salt to broccoli; toss to coat. Sprinkle broccoli mixture with cheese.

  • Spicy Chile and Garlic variation: Prepare base recipe through step Heat a skillet over medium-high. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper, and 4 sliced garlic cloves; cook 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Pour over broccoli. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Serves 6 Calories 61; Fat 8g (sat 7g); Sodium 96mg

  • Dijon, Thyme, and Pine Nut variation: Prepare base recipe through step Combine 1 tablespoon minced shallots, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add broccoli and 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts to oil mixture; toss. Serves 6 Calories 79; Fat 6g (sat 8g); Sodium 76mg

  • Cheddar-Beer Sauce variation: Whisk 1/4 cup beer and 1 1/2 tablespoons flour in a bowl. Combine 3/4 cup fat-free milk and 1/4 cup beer in a pan; bring to a simmer. Stir in flour mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes. Add 3/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar, 1 tablespoon chives, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Serves 6 Calories 79; Fat 3g (sat 8g); Sodium 227mg

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; fat 5.7g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 3.5g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 146mg; calcium 67mg.