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Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli: the quick and easy side recipe

Total time: 25 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist
broccoli, cut into even sized florets
400 g
garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp
Fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp
lemon wedge, to serve

Roasted garlic lemon broccoli is an easy and healthy side dish you can make in no time. Broccoli florets are crispy, flavorful and bright green in color. Simply roast the broccoli with garlic cloves, olive oil, then season and squeeze in lemon juice to dampen the strong flavor of the broccoli.

This is a delicious recipe that even children will love. You can customize it as you want and serve it with your favorite main dish, just whip up a quick salad or toast some bread slices to enjoy a super nutritious weeknight dinner.

How to make Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

Making roasted garlic lemon broccoli is much easier than you might think. Simply place the broccoli florets on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, add the garlic cloves and olive oil, and season. Pour the lemon juice over broccoli, toss and fold the edges of the aluminum foil slightly so the oil and lemon juice will not leak out. Bake at 160 degrees C for 15 minutes, then serve the roasted broccoli with a few lemon wedges.

Successful Tips

For an even tastier recipe, add some parmesan cheese or red bell pepper before roasting the broccoli. You can also serve this side dish with butter.

You can customize this recipe as you want by adding other vegetables such as cauliflower florets, diced carrots, or chickpeas.

You can also add broccoli stalks cut into an even size and not throw them out. The stalks will be just a bit more bite than the broccoli florets.

For crispier veggies, bake the broccoli for up to 12 minutes.

What to serve with Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

You can serve this roasted garlic lemon broccoli with your favorite main dish. Try it with broiled salmon, baked haddock, Salisbury steak, roasted chicken, or rice.

How to store Roasted Broccoli

You can store roasted garlic lemon broccoli in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat in the microwave for a few minutes.

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Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and line a baking tray with the aluminum foil.

Place the broccoli florets on the aluminum foil.

Add the garlic cloves and drizzle the olive oil.

Season with salt and black pepper powder. Drizzle the lemon juice over the vegetables and mix well until the broccoli florets are evenly coated with the oil and lemon juice.

Roll the edges of the aluminum foil toward the vegetables so as to create a boat that will not allow the oil and lemon juice to leak out.

Bake at 160 degrees C for 15 minutes. Take out the roasted broccoli and serve it with a couple of lemon wedges. Enjoy!


Taste the broccoli before you squeezing in more lemon juice as the vegetables are quite tangy.

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