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Paleo Steamed Broccoli with Garlic Oil Drizzle


August 23, 2017

Forget boring old broccoli! The garlic drizzle makes this Paleo side dish sizzle. If you’ve got a picky eater who usually turns down broccoli, try this version!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4


8 cups broccoli florets

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

5 clove garlic, thinly sliced

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tbsp grated lemon zest

1/4 tsp sea salt


1Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat.

2Add the broccoli to the pot, and return to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

3Drain in a colander, then transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

4Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic just starts to brown around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes.

5Pour the mixture over the broccoli and stir in the lemon zest and salt; toss well. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Originally published in JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2015
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Nutrition Facts

Sodium180 mg
Protein4 g
Sugar0 g
Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates9 g
Dietary Fiber5 g