Broccolini with Lemon Dressing

Broccolini with Lemon Dressing

Tasty, tender broccolini with zesty lemon and tangy nutritional yeast. Dairy-free, low-FODMAP, gluten-free, and vegan.


Many of us grew up eating reheated, frozen broccoli with cheese sauce. Although it was tasty, there was always that note of freezer burn and aftertaste of artificial cheese. Not anymore. Broccolini is used in this recipe as a grown-up version of your green childhood friend. Loaded with nutrients and sophisticated flavor, broccolini is melt-in-your-mouth tender when cooked correctly. For that cheesy flavor without the trouble of dairy, nutritional yeast is sprinkled on top just before serving. What I love is that nutritional yeast adds a bit of crunch similar to panko without the use of gluten.

Nutritional yeast is often found in vitamin and protein powder section of health food stores. One container will last a long time, so keep it tightly lidded and out of direct light and heat in your pantry.


  • Filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 bunch fresh broccolini
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (olive, canola, grapeseed)
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1- 2 Tbsp (to taste) nutritional yeast


  1. In large pot, add water. Place pot with water onto stove top at high heat. Boil water.
  2. Add to boiling water salt and broccolini. Boil for 5 – 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. While broccolini is boiling, make Lemon Dressing. In small bowl, add lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, white pepper, and reserved salt. Mix to combine well. Set aside.
  4. When broccoli is tender when pricked with a fork, remove from heat, drain, and place onto serving platter.
  5. Immediately dress hot broccolini with reserved Lemon Dressing.
  6. Sprinkle nutritional yeast over broccolini for that finishing touch.


  • Pairs well with fish.
  • Nutritional yeast will become saturated with oil if not immediately consumed. If not serving immediately, wait to add dressing and nutritional yeast until just before serving.
  • Migraine Warning: Citrus (lemon).