Lemon makes a great accent for broccoli, enhancing its deep flavor and making it a very special vegetable. Fresh broccoli works just as well in this recipe. Steam it over boiling water until tender-crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes.
1 10-ounce package frozen broccoli spears
2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (green part only)
¼ teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel
While broccoli is cooking, heat margarine until almost melted. (Placing it in a custard cup in the microwave does it nicely.)
Stir in lemon juice.
Place broccoli in a serving dish.
Spoon margarine mixture over broccoli.
Sprinkle with green onions, lemon peel, salt, and pepper.
Each Serving Provides
Total Fat 2.4g
Total Carbohydrate 4.2g
Dietary Fiber 2.2g