The photo you see is of the broccoli after I steamed it, but before I dressed it. Yes, the broccoli you see is naked. But it had been sitting in the refrigerator for almost a week, so I had to use it up, the theme of Frugal Fridays.
Steam some broccoli until it has reached a tenderness that you like. For me, that’s about 7-8 minutes. While it’s steaming, whisk together some extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, the zest of the lemon, and some black pepper. Basically, you have just made a vinaigrette, and you can increase or decrease the olive oil and/or lemon juice to suit your tastes. Have some parmigiano reggiano on hand. When the broccoli is done steaming, toss it with the vinaigrette, and sprinkle some parmigiano over the top of it. That’s it! Light, healthy, and tasty. And a post on this blog that does not involve cream, butter, or cream cheese – will wonders never cease?!