Delicious Roasted Broccoli

servings: 4
prep time: 10 minutes
total time: 35 minutes

1 bunch of broccoli

Olive oil

Salt and Pepper

4 garlic cloves

one lemon, zest from the skin and 1 Tablespoon of juice

1/3 cup of  freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven to 425°.

Take 1 or 1 1/2 pounds of broccoli and cut it into florets (relatively big ones.) If the broccoli has been washed, it must  be dried at this point – a key to the recipe turning out! You can use the tender stalks as well – just cut into strips.

Put the broccoli on a cookie sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Peel and dice 4 garlic cloves and toss them in too. Roast in the oven 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

When it’s done, take it out of the oven and sprinkle the lemon zest and lemon juice on top.  Toss the broccoli with a bit more olive oil and 1/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

meal or course
dinner, lunch, side, vegetable dish
recipe type
quick + easy