Paleo Plan

Steamed Broccoli


Makes 4 servings.

Approximate cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 lb broccoli
  • water
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (optional)


  • Cut the broccoli into individual florets.  Also chop the stalk if desired.
  • Add 1" of water to the bottom of a medium pot, and insert a steamer basket.
  • Fill the steamer basket with raw broccoli.
  • Cover and cook over medium-high heat until bright green and softened, around 8-10 minutes.
  • Toss with coconut oil to coat, and drizzle with lemon juice (if desired) to serve.


  1. 8-10 minutes is way too long if you like a bit of texture to your broccoli. 3-4 minutes then take out a piece and do the bite test

  2. Nichelle R

    What if you don’t have a steamer basket?

    • Nichelle R – You can just put water in the bottom of a saute pan and place the broccoli in the pan and “steam” it that way on medium heat. Just move the pieces around every once in a while.

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