Broccoli with Lemon Sauce and Sesame Seeds

A quick and healthy way to prepare broccoli using Bigelow I Love Lemon Herbal Tea.

10 Minutes
Serves 4


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 ¼ cup (310mL) water
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 6 Bigelow I Love Lemon Herbal®Tea Bags*
  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) orange or lemon zest
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons (10mL) toasted sesame seeds

*Try this recipe using 6 Bigelow ®Orange & Spice Tea Bags in place of I Love Lemon® Tea Bags.


Steam broccoli in 1 ¼ cups of water. Drain and place broccoli in a 2 quart casserole dish. Meanwhile add tea bags to ½ cup boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes, remove tea bags, squeezing out excess. Add honey. In a heavy saucepan melt butter, add flour, cook, stirring for 1 minute. With a wire whisk add warm tea mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until sauce has thickened and boils. Add orange or lemon zest and salt. Remove from heat and pour over cooked broccoli. Garnish with sesame seeds.

May we suggest Green Tea - Case of 6 boxes to pair with this recipe?
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