Steamed Broccoli

I bet you’ve had steamed broccoli before and it hasn’t been too exciting. Well, steaming it with coconut oil and lemon juice brightens the flavor and takes ho-hum broccoli to exciting new heights! A source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (including chlorophyll which gives broccoli its green color), steamed broccoli is also a veggie that the whole family will love. Serve it for breakfast alongside eggs, next to the protein of your choice for lunch or with any of our Paleo entrees for dinner. Just envision your plate and if it needs green, go with broccoli!

For more rockin’ broccoli recipes try our Broccoli Soup, our Broccoli a la Madrid and our Broccolini with Hazelnuts. For more delicious FREE side dish recipes, visit our PaleoPlan Recipe Center.

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.