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Broccoli al Limone

Broccoli al Limone

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 15-minutes, broccoli, lemon, one pot, simple
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 heads broccoli approx 300g / 10.5oz each
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons double or heavy cream
  • 2 handfuls grated parmesan approx 50g / 2oz + extra shaved parm to serve
  • small bunch basil leaves


  1. Bring 1cm (1/2in) deep salted water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Chop broccoli into bite sized trees and slice the stems.
  2. Pop chopped broccoli into the pot and cover with a lid. Simmer rapidly for 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Return the saucepan to the heat with the lemon juice and zest and simmer for 3-4 minutes to reduce the quantity by about half.
  4. Add drained broccoli to the pan with the cream and grated parmesan. Stir and bring back to a simmer.
  5. Remove from the heat. Taste and season with salt as needed. Or a little extra cream if it’s too sour for you.
  6. Divide between two bowls and top with shaved parmsean and basil leaves.