Broccoli Florets with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons Meyer lemon olive oil
Directions

Fill a large pot halfway with water. Cover and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Salt the water and add the broccoli. Boil until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Drain, transfer the broccoli florets to a large bowl, and toss with the oil to coat. Season the broccoli florets with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.


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    I didn't have the Meyer lemon olive oil, so I used Temecula Olive Oil Companies Citrus blend. It was terrific. I will use the again the summer as a salad and maybe toss in a can od mandarin oranges.
    very yummy and healthy!
    A great way to enjoy plain, o'le broccoli.
    Absolutely delicious! So simple. My family loved it.
    This is now my FAVORITE way to eat broccoli! I like broccoli, but haven't ever LOVED it with out butter or cheese!
     
    This recipe has LOTS of flavor and turns a very healthy vegatable into a delicious side dish (while staying healthy)! Thanks!
    Very easy to make. Love it
    needs more lemon or maybe some garlic? I would have liked a more pronounced flavor on it. I ordered some meyer lemon olive oil just to make this dish and it just didnt wow me. I think a squirt of fresh lemon would really brighten this up, even with regular olive oil. Also I think the boiling time is way too long, leaves no "bite" left in the broccoli, I would cut it down to 2 or 3 minutes.
    This recipe is extremely easy. The tastebuds just explode from the lemon olive oil. I made this with the Shrimp Fra Diavolo and it was perfect.
    What a great way to get your kids to eat broccoli! I couldn't find Meyers Lemon Olive OIl, I found some other brand. It is fantastic! My son eats it all the time now!
    Wow - this recipe is perfect! I would not change a single thing. I made it last night, along with the broccoli and almond tart. Everyone was so impressed. They thought I was a gourmet chef. I had people begging for the recipe.
    The Meyer lemon olive oil gives broccoli a tangy extra kick. It's really worth the try if you normally use regular extra virgin olive oil. If you're not sure where to find Meyer lemon olive oil, go to LODESTARFARMS.COM - I know an adorable couple who run an olive farm in northern california and sell the dreamiest, buttery Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil I've ever tasted. Their olive oil wins lots of awards and has been featured in several food magazines and newspapers. Check out their website to find out where you can buy their olive oil near you...or you can purchase it from them. It's so yummy...definitely "top shelf" olive oil!
    We used this recipe but We battered the broccoli with cornmeal and beer and baked it..then added the lemon oil over it when it was cooked and it was really good...definetly will cook this more often.
    I made this dish the same day i watched it on the show it was really good, and my kids even loved it.
    I didn't even use any oil - just the smoky flavor of the lettuce combined with a good balsamic vinegar was a delicious low cal option.
    I didn't have Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, so I mixed the broccoli with olive oil and lemon juice. It's refreshing. A nice twist to how I usually prepare my broccoli.
    This was so delicious and so very simple - proof that it doesn't take much to eat well. Thanks, Giada!
    Gotta love those Italians. It's all about color, flavor & simplicity. This is a keeper, it's easy easy easy! I use it all the time for a side veggie and get the "Ohs" & "Ahs" from family and friends.
    INCREDIBLE! Prepared it to go with the Chicken Tetrazzini...wonderful combo!
     

     
    I've never cooked with flavored oils before-I'm a believer now! It could NOT have been easier!
     

     
    Giada!! You're my hero!
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