Broccolini with Peas & Seared Lemons


For an early spring side dish that's full of nutrition and flavor, try this blanched broccolini recipe.

Broccolini with Peas and Seared Lemons
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
31 mins
6 cups


  • 2 pound Broccolini, trimmed

  • 8 ounce Swiss chard, trimmed and cut into 2- to 3-inch lengths

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup chives

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Bring a 6- to 8-quart pot of salted water to a boil. Add Broccolini, cook for 2 minutes and then add Swiss chard and peas. Simmer, covered, for 4 minutes or until bright green. Drain. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet. Add lemon slices and cook over medium to medium-high heat until lemons are soft and browned and butter is browned, 3 minutes each side. (Do not move lemons around too much so that they will get a nice sear.). Return the drained broccolini, Swiss chard and peas to the pot. Add the broth and crushed red pepper to the pan and toss gently. Transfer the broccolini mixture to a serving platter and top with the lemons. Top with chives and coarse salt before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
2g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 55.5mg 278%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 253mg 5%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles