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Broccoli with Lemon Almond Butter

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Ingredients

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1 fresh broccoli
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
Ranch dressing (optional)

Nutritional information

417 kcal
calories
2.56 g
carbohydrates
0.67 g
protein
46.31 g
fat
366 mg
sodium
122 mg
cholesterol

Broccoli with Lemon Almond Butter

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Broccoli with its mild earthy flavor and bland taste, makes a favorite vegetable for many. Surprisingly, there are quite a few people who don’t call themselves a fan. This recipe is perfect for the days you have some broccoli at hand and looking at making a dish that will please everyone including kids at your home. With a handful of ingredients and some fresh broccoli, this dish can be whipped up in a few minutes.

With the creaminess of lemon butter and the nuttiness of almonds, the chunks of broccoli is a blend of flavors and textures.

Health Benefits

  • Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin C and K. Vitamin B builds collagen, helps with formation of bones and body tissues and heals wounds and cuts faster. Vitamin K helps in the functioning of proteins that prevent blood clotting.
  • Broccoli also helps with naturally detoxifying your body.
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How to make Broccoli with Lemon Almond Butter

  • Boil or steam broccoli for four to eight minutes, until it is tender.
  • Drain the water and set the broccoli aside.
  • In a saucepan, add butter and allow it to melt.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add lemon zest, almonds and lemon juice.
  • Add the broccoli to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot, drizzled with ranch dressing

Trivia

  • Broccoli is also sometimes known as a cabbage sprout.
  • You can easily keep your broccoli fresh by storing it in a vegetable crisper, inside a perforated bag.
  • A flavanoid by the name of Kaempferol is found in broccoli which helps a lot with reducing inflammation.
  • Did you know that 90% of the broccoli is produced by California? Who knew!

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