Microwaved Broccoli with Lemon
(makes 8 servings)
2 medium-size heads broccoli, about 3 pounds (1.4 kg) total
juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
- Cut the florets away from the large stems. If desired, peel the stems and cut into 1inch (2.5 cm) lengths. Cut stems in half if very thick.
- Arrange broccoli in shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap, venting at one corner.
- Microwave on HIGH for about 6 minutes, until just tender. Just before serving, sprinkle the lemon juice and zest on the broccoli (doing it earlier will turn the broccoli gray).
Per serving: 49 calories (8% calories from fat), 5 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.1 g saturated fat), 10 g carbohydrate, 5 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 46 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (2 vegetable)