This lemon garlic broccoli recipe is an easy low carb side dish made in the microwave!
I love easy side dishes. I love tasty side dishes. I love low carb dishes. And most of all I love side dishes that are easy, tasty, and low carb! This broccoli dish is cooked in the microwave, and will lift plain old broccoli into something rather special that everyone will love.
For quick midweek meals, I use those microwave steamable bags of vegetables. So quick and convenient when I am tired and need short cuts to avoid me stooping to low carb alternatives. OK, it sounds like I’m making excuses. Which I am. In a way. But really, this dish would be just as good with fresh broccoli that I had cut up into small florets and steamed. I just miss out the middle man sometimes.
So. Micro-steam the broccoli according to pack instructions. I personally don’t like my veg super soft, so I always start with the lower end of their suggested cooking time, which is often perfect for me. While that is cooking, place some butter in a small microwaveable dish. Once the broccoli has finished, carefully remove it from the microwave. Put the butter into a small dish and cook on a low heat until almost melted.
Add lemon juice (fresh or bottled) and garlic to the melted butter and stir well. You could use minced fresh garlic or garlic paste. I won’t judge. 🙂
Transfer the broccoli to a serving bowl and pour over the sauce. Grind over some black pepper and serve.
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