Roasted Broccoli in Lemon garlic butter – with Pine nuts

  • Servings : 4-5
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

Not everyone likes eating Broccoli, but in our house, we are broccoli lovers. We try and find ways and means to cook broccoli, whether in a soup, a pizza topping, a pasta, or then roasted like this one.

I have been making this style of broccoli for many years now. I love the way the roasting caramelises the broccoli and the garlic too sweetens in the process. The lime zest adds a breath of freshness and the toasted pine nuts.. oh, what can I say? I could eat this everyday.

It is a recipe that is healthy, fresh, delicious and screams ‘I want more!!!!’.

Can eating healthy be so good?


  • Broccoli florets - 500 gm
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic, finely sliced- 3 cloves
  • Butter- 2 tbsp
  • Lemon zest- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh
  • Pine nuts, toasted- 2 tablespoons
  • Black pepper powdered- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Parmesan cheese(optional)- 2 tbsp


Preheat the oven to 200C

Chop the broccoli into florets. Wash and let dry.


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Lightly toast the pine nuts.

Line a roasting tray with some aluminium foil.

Pour the olive oil over the broccoli and sprinkle the salt, pepper and garlic slices. Mix well.


Roast for 15-20 minutes till the broccoli florets are slightly browned. Turn over once halfway through.

After they are roasted, grate the lemon zest , pine nuts and parmesan cheese over the hot broccoli and serve immediately .

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