- In a saucepan, bring 1 quart water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil.
- While water heats, prepare broccoli: trim off tough stalks (see TIP). Slice broccoli heads and any attached stem lengthwise into strips. Drop broccoli into boiling water and cook, without covering pan, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes, depending on size of pieces. Drain broccoli and toss with lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scatter olives and pieces of feta, if using, over broccoli and serve.
- TIP: Broccoli stems are delicious when peeled to remove tough, fiberous skin and can be used raw or cooked.
|Prep Time: 10 minutes|
Cook Time: 10 minutes
|-||1 pound fresh broccoli|
|-||2 tablespoons olive oil|
|-||2 tablespoons lemon juice|
|-||1/2 cup sliced or chopped black olives (about 2 oz)|
|-||1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)|
|-|| salt and pepper|