Day 16 – Best Broccoli of Your Life?


I saw a pin the other week that had the caption, “Best Broccoli of Your Life.” I’m a fan of broccoli and I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy my veggies. I decided I didn’t have anything to lose, so I gave it a try.

Sadly, I wasn’t too impressed. It was okay, but it certainly wasn’t the best broccoli I’ve ever had.

Here’s what you do:

Preheat the oven to 425.

Take 2 bunches of broccoli and cut them into florets. Keep them dry, the heat from the oven will kill any germs anyway.

Put the broccoli on a cookie sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Peel and slice 4 garlic cloves and toss them in too.

Roast in the oven 20 to 25 minutes until slightly browned.

Now that they are done, zest a lemon over them and squeeze the lemon juice on top. Add 1 1/2 tbs more olive oil, 3 tbs toasted pine nuts, and 1/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

I think my expectations were just too high. Now that you know they might not be the best of your life, but they are pretty good, you might enjoy them more. If you try them too, let us know what you think.


Amateur Gourmet – Best Broccoli of Your Life


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3 Comments… Share your views

  1. Seems like too much work for broccoli!

  2. I LOVE making broccoli like this; my husband an I call it “broccoli candy” and no, it’s not time consuming. I usually use toasted sesame oil and salt & pepper but I also do different variations from time to time. Also other veggies such as asparagus, peppers, and cabbage are good like this.

  3. I take a little olive oil, some yellow mustard, bit of salt an pepper, whisk it together and toss broccoli in it. Then I roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. it’s outstanding and the mustard does beautiful things to the broccoli. I used to make this with a pecan crusted chicken, before my nut allergy was diagnosed.

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