Broccoli with Warm Lemon Dressing

, from Issue #26. August, 2015
Photography by Vanessa Wu.
Broccoli with Warm Lemon Dressing

These broccolis are perfect for a side dish or starter. The lemon dressing adds a delicious flavour and texture. 

Serves: 4


1 head of broccoli or broccolini

3 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
grated zest 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Trim the broccoli if necessary, slicing off any tough skin but leaving the tender stems. Steam or boil until crisp tender. Drain well.

Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan and cook the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice and swirl together. Season.

To serve: Place the broccoli on a serving platter, spoon over the lemon dressing and give a grind of black pepper.

We used broccoli labeled ‘tender stem’.