Add 1 inch of water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Rinse the broccoli. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the stalks.
Cut the broccoli into bite-size florets and pieces, and place ina steamer basket.
Steam until tender-crisp. Start checking after 5 minutes. As soon as a fork can pierce the stalks, the broccoli is done. Even if the rest of the meal is not ready yet, remove the broccoli from the steamer onto a plate. Crisp steamed broccoli is delicious even at room temperature. Warm limp broccoli is not.
While the broccoli is steaming, in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place the steamed broccoli in a bowl. Pour the dressing on top and gently mix. Serve immediately.
If you don't own a steamer, the easiest way is to use your microwave and make microwave broccoli, which is essentially broccoli steamed in the microwave.Another option is to place the broccoli directly in one inch of boiling water. It's not ideal, because the parts that are submerged in the water will boil rather than steam. But it's probably better than completely submerging it in water.