Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Zest and Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Zest and Parmesan Cheese
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Broccoli with lemon zest and parmesan cheeese

Peggy Bourjaily

Broccoli with lemon zest and parmesan cheeese

This is a no-fuss side that will come together in minutes. Just make sure the broccoli florets are uniform in size to ensure they are all properly cooked.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¾ pound fresh broccoli florets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ lemon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Add the broccoli to the bowl and toss well.

Spread out the broccoli on a parchment lined baking sheet. Top with salt and pepper and the other ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Pop in the oven. After 5 minutes, stir the broccoli around. Cook for another 5 minutes. The broccoli should be tender, but not mushy. If needed, pop in the oven for a few more minutes. Remove from the oven, lightly squeeze the lemon half overtop and serve.

Roasted Broccoli Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Roasted Broccoli Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.