This easy sautéed broccoli has a delicious crisp-tender texture and bright, fresh flavor. Serve it as a side dish, toss it with pasta, or add it to a stir fry! You'll find even more serving suggestions in the post above.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Lemon wedge
- Red pepper flakes, optional
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the broccoli, garlic, salt, and several grinds of pepper and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water, cover, and cook until the broccoli is tender, 2 to 4 more minutes.
Turn off the heat and add a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of red pepper flakes, if using. Season to taste with more salt and pepper.