Broccoli al Limone

Broccoli al Limone or Broccoli with Lemon presents broccoli in fresh and tasty way. It can be served as an appetizer or salad or as a side dish for roasted meats, such as Savory Grilled Pork Roast, and poultry dishes like our Harissa Spiced Chicken. Broccoli al Limone was served often by Vito’s parents and a family favorite. The broccoli is steamed, using either a conventional stove-top steamer or an easier to use microwaveable steamer as we do. Steaming not only preserves more of the nutritional value of the broccoli but the bright green color too.  The simple lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing adds to the freshness of the dish.  Try our Broccoli al Limone and enjoy!

Broccoli al Limone

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Serves: 2 to 4.

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  • 1 lb Broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp ground White Pepper
  • ¼ tsp fine Sea Salt


  1. Rinse the broccoli florets and place in a steamer basket. If using the conventional stove-top, method, place the steamer basket over 2 to 3 inches of boiling water in a pot and steam the broccoli until it is tender but still firm. We recommend using a microwaveable steamer for 2 to 2 ½ minutes on the high setting of your microwave.
  2. Rinse the cooked al dente broccoli florets under cool running water for just a minute or two to stop the cooking and drain any excess water from it; set aside.
  3. Combine the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, white pepper and sea salt in a deep bowl and whisk together to emulsify the dressing; it should resemble whisked egg yolks.
  4. Add the broccoli florets to the dressing and mix to coat the broccoli florets with the dressing. Set aside to rest, stirring occasionally. Serve Broccoli al Limone at room temperature.

Broccoli al Limone