Monday, April 30, 2012

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli

YIELD: Serves 4-5

  • 5 lbs. broccoli, cut into florets. If you rinse them, dry thoroughly!
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lemon zest & fresh squeezed lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/3 c. parmesan cheese 
  • 3 tbsp. pine nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (easier clean up!).
2. Toss broccoli florets with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until some florets are a bit browned (but watch it doesn’t burn!).
4. Remove from oven, squeeze one half of the lemon over the broccoli as well as zest the lemon over the broccoli. Toss with parmesan cheese and pine nuts. 

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