Foodie Friday {Zippy Broccoli}…

Im going side dish style today.  So you ask, “What is Zippy Broccoli? What makes it Zippy?”  I answer “Only the most delicious and easy to make side dish ever!”

Disclaimer: Pretty sure all men hate this recipe…or maybe just Raymond and my dad.


  • (1) package broccoli (fresh, never frozen)
  • (2) cloves of garlic, minced
  • Eyeball these:
    • (2 Tbsp) olive oil 
    • (1 Tbsp) hot sauce (I prefer more hot sauce than not. And use Franks)
    • (1 Tbsp) lemon juice (fresh is the best)
    • S&P
  1. Place broccoli in microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add water.  (Enough to cover half of broccoli).
  3. Cover with paper towel.
  4. Microwave on High 2-3 mins.
    1. The longer you microwave, the more mushy (or done) the broccoli will be.
    2. I prefer crunchy broccoli.
    3. Be careful — bowl will be hot.
  5. Add garlic, oil, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to bowl.
  6. Whisk together.
  7. Taste.  Then tweak.  I usually add more hot sauce and S&P after I taste.
    1. Im a flavor savor! 🙂  Love favor!
  8. Drain broccoli.
  9. Toss with oily, lemony mixture.
  10. ENJOY! 🙂

What is your favorite side dish to make? 🙂

Until next time…