A Squared: What's For Dinner Wednesday: Roasted Spicy Lemon Broccoli

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What's For Dinner Wednesday: Roasted Spicy Lemon Broccoli

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day, so I am sure you are feeling as busy and crazed as I am!  My sister is on her way into town as we speak, I'll be working for the morning, and then will be spending the afternoon catching up with Emma and getting things prepped for our dinner tomorrow.  With that in mind, I will keep the small talk to a minimum and get right to today's recipe.  It's an easy, flavorful, and healthy veggie side dish.  It's versatile and a great compliment to most entrees... including a Thanksgiving turkey!

Best of luck to all of you as you gear up for the greatest dinner of the year.  I can't wait to hear how your dinners were and to share the details of ours with you too!


2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli, cut into large chunks
1 1/2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 Tbs. lemon zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbs. parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cooking Spray
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine broccoli and next 6 ingredients through salt and pepper.  Spread broccoli mixture out evenly on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Roast in the oven for 12-15 minutes until broccoli begins to brown and look slightly charred.  Remove the broccoli halfway through and turn with a spatula to ensure it cooks evenly.

Remove broccoli from oven, sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and serve.

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