Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli Recipe
Healthy Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli recipe with dairy-free creamy lemon garlic butter sauce. Quick and easy instructions on how to microwave and quickly blanch broccoli with dairy-free lemon garlic butter sauce for the best Paleo Broccoli recipe!
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Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli with Dairy-Free Butter Sauce
This might surprise you. Broccoli florets are actually not common in Asia. It’s easier to find compared to cauliflower so I was quite surprised that they are used so widely outside of Asia when I first moved to the states. That being said, I love the crunch, the nutrition, and how convenient it is to add more vegetables to our meals so today I am sharing my favorite way to make Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli with dairy-free lemon garlic butter sauce.
How to quickly blanch or microwave broccoli
It’s very simple to make lemon garlic paleo broccoli. Either quickly blanch the florets in hot boiling water or microwave them for about 2 minutes until crispy and tender. Quickly plunge the florets into cold water to stop cooking and set them aside to drain.
How to make creamy lemon garlic butter sauce dairy free
Combine melted ghee (clarified butter) with grated garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. You can also slowly drizzle in olive oil and whisk at the same time to emulsify the sauce. Taste and make adjustments to your own liking.
This dairy-free lemon garlic butter sauce is absolutely delicious. You can use the same sauce as a dipping sauce for shrimp, fish fillets, and chicken. It’s a wonderful dairy-free lemon butter sauce to have handy and chances are you might already have the ingredients in your pantry!
So my friends this lemon garlic paleo broccoli is –
- Paleo, Whole30, Keto
- & perfect side dish !
If you give this Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli a try, let me know! Leave a comment and rate the recipe. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #IHeartUmami on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. XOXO!
Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli Recipe
- 10 oz. Broccoli florets
- toasted nuts, optional
Lemon garlic butter sauce dairy-free
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp ghee, clarified butter, melted
- Half to three-quarter whole lemon juice
- 3-4 garlic cloves, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Broccoli: Run the broccoli florets under water to wash away any grit. To microwave: Place broccoli florets in a microwave safe container or a glass Pyrex dish. Add 1 tbsp water. Cover with a lid or wet paper towel and microwave for about 2 minutes, gently toss the florets at halfway cooking point. To quick blanch: Bring a pot of water to boil, reduce the heat to medium, blanch the florets for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes.
- Cook until broccoli is tender but still crunchy. Quickly plunge them in cold water to stop cooking and set them aside to drain.
- Sauce: In the meantime, whisk melted ghee, olive oil, grated garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- To Serve: Drizzle sauce over the florets. Toss and let the florets soak up the sauce for about 2 minutes before serving.
What to serve with Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli ?
Check out my Paleo Beef with Broccoli, Paleo Sesame Chicken, Paleo Kung Pao Chicken, Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken, Chinese Pepper Steak, and Spicy Pepper Pork Lettuce Cups!
Hi! Looks great, but I have a questions about an ingredient: “Half to three-quarter whole lemon juice.”
I’m confused as to how much this is. Is it a half to three-quarters of a cup??
Thank you! Use half of one whole lemon juice or three-quarter of one whole lemon juice. 🙂
Yum! The sauce recipe is so simple and I love that it’s dairy-free. This is a seriously upgrade from the sauce my mom used to make for us growing up, lol.
That sauce!!! It’s so pretty and looks so good. I bet it’s amazing with the broccoli. These are my favorite flavors for broccoli, so yummy!
Thank you, Emily !
Broccoli is my FAVORITE veggie! I can’t wait to try this! Looks divine.
Thanks, Cristina. Love how simple it is to make this delicious recipe !
I love lemon and garlic on veggies! It is nice to have a dairy free option too 🙂
perfection! I love having different veggie sides, so having a straight forward recipe to turn to for another option is great, thanks!
Thanks so much, Tessa !
Broccoli and lemon are the BEST combo, and I already love this dish! Looks so flavorful and delicious.
Thanks so much, Jean ! Lemon Garlic Paleo Broccoli is so perfect for all weather ! We love it !