The Best Broccoli

I was a little skeptical when I saw the title of the blog post with this recipe… the best? Really?

The author wasn’t far from the truth… this stuff is damn good!  Since there are only 2 of us, I cut back the recipe & kinda guessed at amounts… and it still turned out great 🙂  The recipe below is the original, with the larger amounts.

The Best Broccoli

From Amateur Gourmet


  • 4-5 lb broccoli, cut into large florets, thoroughly dried
  • 5 tb + 1 1/2 tb olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • 1/3 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tb toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • 2 tb julienned fresh basil (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425
  • In a large bowl, toss broccoli, 5 tb olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic slices
  • Spread out on cookie sheet; bake for 20-25 minutes (until crisp-tender & starting to brown)
  • Remove from oven & return to bowl
  • Zest lemon over bowl, then squeeze lemon juice over it.  Pour 1 1/2 tb olive oil over bowl.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan, basil, and pine nuts over bowl.  Stir until broccoli is evenly coated.

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