Sunday, December 16, 2012

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

Roasting is an easy and delicious way to prepare broccoli.

Here I started with our Roasted Broccoli with Garlic recipe, and simply added a squirt of fresh lemon to add a bright new flavor dimension.


1 pound broccoli, cut into medium-size florets
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 lemon, cut into 6-8 wedges

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, garlic slices, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and let sit for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Pour the broccoli mixture into a baking dish or roasting pan, and arrange the florets in a single layer.

Cover with foil and roast for 10 minutes.

Uncover, stir, and roast for 10 minutes more.

If the broccoli is not yet tender, stir it again and then roast for another 10 minutes, or until tender and golden.

Squeeze one of the lemon wedges over the roasted broccoli.

Serve with the remaining lemon wedges for garnish and sprinkling, as desired.

-- 4-6 servings


  1. I never roast my broccoli I'll have to try this. Thanks for coming by foodie friday and Merry Christmas Mary.

  2. Always love seeing your recipes! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday, I'm featuring it this week!