Lemony Pesto Roasted Broccoli
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Basil pesto and fresh lemon juice give this roasted broccoli a subtle boost of flavor. Simple and delicious!
Recipe type: Vegetable, Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound of broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • Salt and pepper
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place the broccoli florets on a baking sheet.
  3. Stir the pesto and olive oil together with a fork and drizzle over the broccoli. Sprinkle with salt and some freshly ground pepper. Toss to evenly coat all the florets and spread them out on the baking sheet. (Put as much room between each floret as possible.)
  4. Roast on the bottom rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the lemon zest and lemon juice over the broccoli. Stir to combine and serve immediately.
To achieve perfect roasted broccoli with good browning and some crispiness, resist the temptation to put more than 1 pound of broccoli florets on the baking sheet.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe, Calories: 89, Fat: 6g, Saturated fat: 1g. Unsaturated fat: 5g, Trans fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 8g, Sugar: 2g, Sodium: 63mg, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 1mg
Recipe by Queen of My Kitchen at https://www.queenofmykitchen.com/lemony-pesto-roasted-broccoli/