September 19, 2009

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon

Maybe you've never considered cooking broccoli this way, but roasting yields surprisingly good results. The heat concentrates the flavors and caramelizes the natural sugars. A touch of olive oil gives it a crispy, delicious finish.

Makes 4 servings, 1 cup each

4 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Lemon wedges


1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

2. Toss broccoli with oil, salt and pepper. Place on a large baking sheet (not air-insulated) and roast until the broccoli is tender and blackened on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:
54 calories
4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono)
0 mg cholesterol
4 g carbohydrate
2 g protein
2 g fiber
165 mg sodium
240 mg potassium

Nutrition bonus:
Vitamin C (120% daily value)
Vitamin A (45% dv)
0 Carbohydrate Servings

1 vegetable
1 fat

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