Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Pine Nuts and Lemon

  • Author: Amanda
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Category: Vegetable Sides


Caramelized broccoli with rich toasted pine nuts, salty Parmesan and bright lemon and basil combine to be some of the best broccoli you’ll ever have!


  • 3-1/2 to 4 pounds broccoli, stems removed and cut into florets
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.   Place the broccoli on a large baking sheet.  Drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Add the sliced garlic and toss to coat.  Spread the broccoli in a single layer.  Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, tossing once during cooking, until browned and crisp-tender.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, the lemon zest, juice, pine nuts, Parmesan and basil. Add the roasted broccoli and toss to coat.  Serve immediately.


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