The Best Broccoli Seasoning Ever!

I must admit, I am not a huge vegetable person. I had hoped that my taste buds would mature as I became an adult, but the sad truth is… veggies just aren’t my faves. I love salads, but that’s about it. Until, of course, I became aquainted with this broccoli! Oh. My. Goodness. It is seriously good. Guess what the best part is… it is steamed in the microwave! Did you guys know you could do that? Have I been the only one missing out?

One of the reasons I don’t love veggies is because I typically don’t like frozen/canned varieties and fresh ones take too long to deal with (yes, I am that lazy.) This discovery has opened up a whole new world of scrumptious vegetable options to me… and this seasoning… to DIE for. The husband made it up, and I made him make it three nights in a row. Then, I made him teach me. Then one time I measured so that I could share it on the blog with all of you!


3.63 from 35 votes
The Best Broccoli Seasoning Ever!
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  1. Put your broccoli and your water in a microwave safe bowl and cover loosely with saran wrap. Microwave for approximately 7 minutes.
  2. When your broccoli is cooked according to your preferences (I usually check a couple times just to make sure it doesn't cook too much or too little) remove it from microwave and drain excess water, if any.
  3. Add all your seasonings and toss to coat.
  4. Serve with your favorite meal and enjoy!

I should also mention, my kids LOVE this recipe too! They are picky with a capital P, but no one complains about this one!

Man.. I am salivating just typing this… and for a vegetable, that’s really saying something!
P.S. If you need another delicious side to go with your dinner protein you will love our easy funeral potatoes! They are a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
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Best Broccoli Seasoning EVER! I am serious it's amazing!

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    Tammy Sinnott

    OMG, I literally just made “The Best Broccoli Seasoning Ever” and my family loved it, I mean loooovvvveeeed it. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe!


      Oh my gosh Tammy you just totally made our night! So so glad you loved it as much as we do! xoxo


    I’m not a big veggie fan myself but I’m gonna give this a try is sounds pretty good, you might have a winner here😊


    My daughter didn’t want the usual seasoning I put on steamed broccoli so I gave this one a try tonight. It was nice and I will put this in the rotation to make again.

    Nathan Wright

    I just tried it – PERFECT! Thanks for this great idea!

    beth c

    I love this easy method–and if you’re really feeling lazy, when you’re steaming just replace the water with a favorite salad dressing. Comes out of the microwave ready to eat!


    I’m so going to try that!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow evening!

    Lauren Brown

    I love broccoli! This sounds like a perfect way to top it.

    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!


    I like this. I love using the microwave for cooking it. I often add lemon pepper for a refreshing taste. I saw this on Shabby Creek Cottage Transformation Thursday. (And thanks for the Redbox codes, didnt know about that)

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    I love Broccoli and I have always made it in the microwave, but my microwave is broken (has been for about 6 months) and I miss my Broccoli! Too lazy to do it another way… but maybe I will just so I can try this seasoning.

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      Haha you totally should! It is delish!!


      If you are missing your broccoli you can do the same effect on the stove, it a pan poor alittle water in it add the broccoli, cover and watch it steam! Both ways are pretty easy and taste the same!