Sunday, June 27, 2010

Roasted Broccoli with parmesan and almonds

We like broccoli but I wanted something unique for the summer and this is it!  The lemon zest and juice add a level of freshness, the almonds add texture and the Parmesan add flavor!  We devoured this...  Enjoy

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and almonds

Ingredients:
  • 5 lbs broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 C toasted almonds
  • 1/3 C fresh grated Parmesan
  • 2 T fresh ribbons of Basil
Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the broccoli into small florets, with about an inch of stalk, and no more, rendering about 8 C. Place broccoli on a sheet pan and toss the garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes until tender but crisp.

Remove from the oven and immediately toss with a little additional olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, toasted almonds, Parmesan and basil.

5 comments:

CC Recipe said...

What a yummy side dish!

Val said...

What a fantastic dish!!!! YUMMMMM

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

That looks really delicious. It's nice to have a new recipe for broccoli - thanks for sharing it.

Dave said...

Broccoli is a favourite in our house and this dish looks very tasty.

Lori E said...

We eat a lot of roasted vegetables. Mmmm. One more to add to the repertoire.