Broccolini with Lemon Breadcrumbs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
A simple green vegetable is a versatile side for any holiday meal. Here, blanched broccolini is topped with crunchy toasted panko breadcrumbs that have been flavored with lemon and just a pinch of red pepper flakes for a pop of refreshing heat.



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccolini and garlic and cook until the broccolini is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a platter.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the panko and a pinch each of kosher salt and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon zest and season with kosher salt.
  3. Drizzle more olive oil over the broccolini and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Top with the toasted breadcrumbs and serve with lemon wedges.