How to Steam Broccoli – Best Steamed Broccoli Recipe

You have bought a lot of broccoli at home but you still don’t know how to steam broccoli properly. Do not worry, we will give you the best advice for making this dish in this article.

1. How To Steam Broccoli on the Stove


  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


Step 1: Fill a pot with 30% water. Place it on the Stove over high heat; add a steamer basket over the top.

Step 2: While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the broccoli by chopping off the stem and dividing the broccoli florets. Rinse them and transfer to the steamer basket.

Step 3: Steam the broccoli florets for 5-6 minutes covered, until tender.

Step 4: Next, put the Steamed broccoli florets in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt & pepper seasoning! Enjoy!

How to Steam Broccoli

Tips: Besides the pure salt & pepper seasoning, you can also make a yummy dressing to enjoy your boiled broccoli florets! Mix a tablespoon of olive oil/melted butter with a pinch of kosher salt, white/black pepper powder, and 1-2 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice! Drizzle over the boiled broccoli florets.

2. How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave


  • 1 pound of fresh broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup of water
  • For the dressing– 1 tablespoon olive oil, one tablespoon lemon juice, three teaspoons fresh dill, one teaspoon mustard seeds, one tablespoon finely chopped onion, salt, and pepper seasoning. 


Step 1: Put the broccoli florets in a microwave-safe dish and pour water.

Step 2: Cover the dish and put it in the Microwave—Cook for 4 minutes on high.

Step 3: After taking out the dish, uncover cautious as it releases hot steam. You will notice the steamed broccoli florets have a tender & crisp texture.

Step 4: Now, make the dressing by whisking the olive oil with lemon juice, fresh dill, mustard seeds, chopped onion, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Pour the dressing all over steamed broccoli florets and relish!

Tips: Instead of fresh dill, you can also use one teaspoon of dried dill.

Alright, now you knew how to steam broccoli in the microwaves and on the stoves. Is it easy? Please try at home and give us your common after following our steps. Thank you for reading!

Read More: How To Cook Broccoli in the Oven