Super tasty and easy oven roasted Lemon Rosemary Broccoli is a quick way to add healthy veggies to your plate. Bright lemon flavors and woodsy, peppery rosemary lightly flavor your fresh green broccoli.
Why hello there, how you doin? You coming around these here parts for a good looking and tasty broccoli recipe?
Well despite that intro, that is cracking me up as I write it, you have found an amazing broccoli recipe. Want to know why? Cool, I am going to tell you.
Oven roasted broccoli that becomes slightly charred on the ends is one of the best ways to eat broccoli. It is really easy to cook because it is hands off once you get it in the oven.
The texture of the broccoli when roasting, becomes a perfect balance of tender and crisp. No mushy broccoli here.
This recipe only requires 5 ingredients making it the perfect veggie side any time of the year.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make this broccoli you will need
- fresh broccoli, cut into florets
- fresh lemon juice
- course kosher sea salt
- fresh rosemary
- olive oil
I did not try this recipe with any other substitutions other than thyme for the rosemary. And friends, fresh thyme was fantastic too.
I prefer a light tasting olive oil, but you could sub in an avocado oil, or any of your favorite oils. Just know if you choose one with a flavor you may taste it over some of the other flavors.
You can sub in whatever salt you have on hand. Just be sure to adjust the amount used as course kosher salt is obviously a different size than fine grain, you will get saltier food if you use the same amount.
There are few things to keep in mind when making this simple broccoli side dish. Let's chat about them.
- Use parchment paper. It really helps the broccoli crisp nicely and it won't stick to your pan.
- Use fresh lemon juice, not the crap from the yellow fake lemon or jar. You will taste a difference if you don't listen to me on this.
- When chopping your fresh rosemary, it is easiest to bunch it all together and then chop. If you don't know how to remove your rosemary easily, here is a great video for you on chopping and removing.
Is this Paleo/Whole 30/Gluten free/ Vegan?
Yes friends! This rosemary broccoli is perfect for all the diets out there!
You can eat this broccoli if you are vegan, Whole3O or vegan. Of course, as with all recipes on the blog, it is gluten free.
Need something to serve this broccoli with? Try my Italian Chicken Roll Ups!Print