Tired of the same old ho-hum steamed broccoli? Well, we have jut the thing for you! Try our delicious and nutritious lemon pepper broccoli cooked to perfection in your very own air fryer.
The main problem with broccoli is its texture when it is overcooked. And sadly, when boiled on the stove top, that’s exactly what happens sometimes. Whether your kids interrupt you, you get a phone call, or you are otherwise distracted, busy cooks tend to leave their veggies on the stove for too long.
Water-logged, mushy broccoli, depleted of nutrients and sporting a putrid green color.
However, when prepared in your air fryer, the result is a crisp, bright green veggie packed with flavor and nutrients. Be sure to add a sprinkle of salt alongside the lemon pepper for a flavor that goes beyond the blandness of steaming or boiling. If you’re after an extra indulgence, you can top off this side with a thin pad of butter.
- 1 head fresh broccoli you can also use frozen
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Toss the broccoli in olive oil and place it in the basket of your air fryer.
Sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning, salt and pepper (if needed)
Cook at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket at least once as it cooks.
Plate and enjoy!