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It has been snowing here nonstop for over 24 hours and will keep snowing for an additional 24 hours… I have to say this is Spring time like I have never experienced before. I only wish this happened during the week and not during the weekend leaving me with a strong case of cabin fever!

 

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Luckily I knew this storm was coming and stocked up on plenty of food to cook, keeping me occupied. While I have much more exciting foods to make than broccoli, I think the broccoli just might be the unsung hero of this snowy weekend.

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My idea for this broccoli recipe came from having it has an appetizer in a restaurant not too long ago. Charred broccoli was on the menu and it being so rare that broccoli is served as an appetizer, we decided to try it.

 

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It turns out simple roasted broccoli is incredibly delicious when you get a nice char on it! Not much is needed to dress it up either, just a little garlic and lemon takes the broccoli to the next level.

 

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I dare to say that kids and adults alike will enjoy this broccoli recipe! If you want to make it a full on appetizer, serving it with a cheesy dressing of your liking is another way to fall in love with this roasted broccoli.

 

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Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6 people as a side

Ingredients

  • 2 broccoli crowns, cut into even size florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (not too finely)
  • zest of a lemon (about ½ teaspoon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, toss together the broccoli florets, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread out mixture evenly on baking sheet and roast for 18-20 minutes, until broccoli is nice and charred.
  4. Remove from oven and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.
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