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Lemony Broccoli With Almonds

Lemon gives this broccoli dish a nice, fresh taste.

For an extra crunch and nutty taste, toast the almonds before spreading them on the broccoli.

Makes 4 servings

lemony broccoli with almonds


1 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1 Tablespoon trans-fat-free margarine
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds, toasted*


Steam broccoli until tender, approximately 4 to 8 minutes. Drain.

In a small saucepan, melt margarine over medium-low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and almonds. Pour over hot broccoli, and serve.

*To toast the almonds, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5-8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Watch the almonds carefully — they will burn quickly. Cool for 1 hour.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories 117
Fat 7 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 12 g
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 51 mg

Updated May 2, 2016