One of B's favorite vegetables is broccoli. He seriously eats it 2-3 times a week. I like broccoli, but it's not my favorite vegetable ever, so I'm always looking for different ways to cook it. I found this recipe a few years back in one of the Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks, and I've since adapted it slightly to fit our taste. Parmesan-lemon roasted broccoli is such a simple and tasty side dish to add to any meal. Plus, it's good for you!
Parmesan-Lemon Roasted Broccoli
2-3 cups broccoli florets
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
the zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (about half a lemon)
Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
On a cookie sheet, spread the broccoli florets in a single layer. Sprinkle the garlic and olive oil over top. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything together and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once the broccoli is cooked, add the lemon zest and lemon juice over top the broccoli. Finally, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add as much or as little as you like. Toss everything together one more time and you're ready to serve.
This recipe serves 2-3 people.
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa's Back to the Basics