Steamed Broccolini with Creamy Lemon-Caper Sauce

A bright and herby sauce, a riff on the classic French sauce gribiche, is an easy way to dress up simple steamed broccolini.

Steamed Broccolini with Creamy Lemon-Caper Sauce
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 scallions, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 pounds broccolini, trimmed


  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket over high heat.

  2. Meanwhile, with the motor running, drop garlic through the feed tube of a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Stop and add scallions, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, capers and mustard. Pulse until the scallions are finely chopped. Add eggs; pulse until chopped. Add 4 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse to combine.

  3. Add broccolini to the steamer basket, cover and steam, in batches if necessary, until bright green and just tender, about 4 minutes.

  4. Transfer the broccolini to a serving platter. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Top with the sauce.


To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Step 2) for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 2265IU 45%
Sodium 315mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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