Vegetables With a Touch of Lemon

This heart-healthy sauce uses lemon juice, herbs, and a small amount of oil.


  • 1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
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  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Steam broccoli and cauliflower until tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. In a small saucepan, mix the lemon juice, oil, and garlic, and cook over low heat for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Put the vegetables in a serving dish. Pour the lemon sauce over the vegetables. Garnish with parsley.

Yields: 6 servings (1/2 cup each)

Each serving provides:

Calories: 22
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: Less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 7 mg
Calcium: 10 mg
Iron: Less than 1 mg


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