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Garlic butter broccoli is a simple healthy side dish with perfectly blanched broccoli tossed in a garlicky and buttery lemon butter sauce.
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Use pre-cut florets to save time. Give them a rinse and let them drain. If you're starting with a whole head, dice and cut into bite sizes after trimming.
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, melted butter or ghee, grated garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper.
Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil. Toss in the broccoli florets and blanch for 1.5 to 2 minutes—just until they're bright green and tender but still crisp.
Rinse it quickly under room temperature water, drain. While the broccoli's still warm, toss with the butter sauce. Garnish and serve warm.