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Broccoli with shallots and lemon

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
This simple, flavourful broccoli recipe is one you'll want to serve over and over again. Keep the ingredients on hand for last minute meals.


Uncooked broccoli

5 cup(s), fresh, cut into large florets, stems cut into large chunks

Light butter

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

½ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Raw lemon peel

1 tbsp(s), thickly grated

Fresh thyme

1 tbsp(s), chopped

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ pinch, freshly ground


  1. Bring 2.5-cm (1-inch) of water to a boil in a large deep skillet. Add broccoli; cover and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt butter in same skillet. Add shallots; cover and cook, stirring often until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli, lemon peel, thyme, salt and pepper; toss over low heat until broccoli is coated and hot, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl. Yields about 310ml (1 1/4 cups) per serving.


If you don’t have fresh thyme on hand, don’t substitute dried, go without it or use fresh parsley instead.You can make this a Core Plan recipe by substituting olive oil for the butter.