Steamed Broccoli with Almonds, Lemon Zest, and Red Pepper Flakes

Lemon and red pepper give this healthy broccoli and almond dish its delicious flavor.
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2010
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets, stems chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Place a steamer basket in a saucepan filled with 1 inch water. Bring to a boil. Add broccoli. Cover, and cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

  2. Drizzle with olive oil and add almonds, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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