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Sautéed Broccoli

from kristineskitchenblog.com
How to cook perfect crisp-tender Sautéed Broccoli. You'll love the bright green color and fresh flavors of this easy side dish!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 88kcal


  • 1 pound broccoli crowns
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt or sea salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • zest of 1 lemon


  • Cut the broccoli into florets. Then cut all but very small florets in half. Quarter any very large florets. Pat dry to remove any moisture on the broccoli.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the broccoli to the pan. Use kitchen tongs to turn the pieces so that the flat sides are down against the bottom of the pan. Cook, without stirring, for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then stir the broccoli and continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Pour in the water and immediately cover the pan. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and stir in the minced garlic. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Sprinkle the salt, pepper and lemon zest over the broccoli. Stir to distribute. Serve immediately.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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