Steamed Broccoli

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Steamed Broccoli

Servings 4

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 63

carbohydrate 6g

protein 4g

fat 4g


  • 2 head(s) broccoli
  • water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium lemon(s), juiced (optional)


  1. Cut the broccoli into individual florets. Also chop the stalk if desired.
  2. Add 1 inch of water to the bottom of a medium pot, and insert a steamer basket.
  3. Fill the steamer basket with raw broccoli.
  4. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until bright green and softened, around 8-10 minutes.
  5. 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

    1. 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.

  2. Nichelle R,

    You can always use a throwaway aluminum pie pan. Poke holes in the bottom and set on a cookie cutter or something that will hold it up higher than about an inch of water in the pot. This works well and costs almost nothing.

    Joe T

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