1 bunch of broccoli

Olive oil, butter, flax seed oil, or mayonnaise

Lemon zest or juice, balsamic vinegar

Toasted almonds, toasted sesame seeds



Rinse out well your broccoli, and break into large, bite-sized florets.

Cut off the stem and peel off the thick skin around the stem. Quarter or halve the stem lengthwise.

Bring 3/4 to 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan with a steamer.

(Note that is you don’t have a steamer, you can simply put the broccoli directly into an inch of boiling water.)

Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes.

The broccoli is done when you can pierce it with a fork.

But be careful not to overcook the broccoli. As soon as it is pierce-able, remove from heat, place in serving dish.

Dress to taste with butter, olive oil, flax seed oil, mayonnaise, lemon zest or juice, balsamic vinegar, toasted almonds, or sesame seeds