Simple Boiled Broccoli

Brighten up basic boiled broccoli with lemon wedges.
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  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4
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1 bunch broccoli (about 1 pound)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Wash the broccoli in cold water and pat dry. Peel the stem and trim right where the florets branch off. Break apart the florets.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and cook, uncovered, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes depending on the size of the florets. Drain into a colander, transfer to a plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve with lemon wedges.