There’s so much flavor loaded into this lemon-roasted broccoli, eating your veggies will never be boring again! Ready in 15 minutes and an ideal spring side dish.
Veggie Monday. It’s a thaaaaaaaang.
Roasty-toasty lemon broccoli. It’s my new favorite thaaaaaaang in the whole dang world.
Ice cream is good too, but the green stuff is the next best thing. No really, trust me!
So this broccoli paradise is part of a supa’-fun program I partnered up with for today. Have you guys heard of the wildly-popular cookbook It’s All Greek To Me? Please tell me you have. It’s pretty much just the MUST-HAVE cookbook for any foodie. Guess what?! This month marks the 1-year anniversary of the release of the cookbook and myself and a ton of other awesome bloggers are all participating in an Anniversary Blog Tour by sharing a recipe from the cookbook to celebrate.
That means several awesome things are going down today. (1) The broccoli. Uhhhhmm…no words except for keep reading. (2) The giveaway. Y-O-U have the chance to win your very own It’s All Greek To Me cookbook! Can you tell I’m very excited for you? You really, REALLY want this book. All the deets for the giveaway are at the end of the post so keep scrolling.
For now? Broccoli. It’s all we’re talking about for the next 20-ish minutes.
Kidding. Seriously though, I think I really could talk about this broccoli for the next 20 minutes. You’d probably get bored though, so I won’t do that to ‘ya. My life isn’t that boring and lame-o.
Oh, wait. Maybe it is. This broccoli is all I’ve been thinking about all weekend. Erghhh…Maybe I need a new hobby.
The official Broccoli Roaster has a nice ring to it, dontcha’ think?
I chose this recipe from Debbie’s cookbook, because just the TITLE of it was enough to pull me in. Then I ended up making it multiple times because it was just that good.
LEMON. OVEN-ROASTED. Tender, roasty-toasty, pretty-green BROCCOLI. All win-win adjectives.
Freshly-squeezed lemon juice brightens up otherwise-bland broccoli and a quick 10-minute roast in the oven seals all the flavors together. I like to call it Broccoli Voodoo. sha-zaaaam!
For realz though, guys. Henceforth, from here on out, broccoli shall never be boring again. There’s just too much flavor in this panful of happiness.
And uhhhhmm. 15 minutes til face-shoveling. Nothing in the whole dang world beats that.
I think I just choose to have this broccoli every night for the rest of ‘mah LIFE.
Good life choices, guys. I have great ideas sometimes….♥
Oven-Roasted Broccoli with Lemon + A Cookbook Giveaway
- 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Place broccoli florets on a grease baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss with minced garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
Bake broccoli at 400F 10-12 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove from oven and toss with lemon juice. Serve broccoli warm.
How To Enter The Giveaway:
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. You will need to fill out the mandatory entry to get your name in the drawing by leaving a comment answering the following question: What is your favorite kind of Greek food?
Once you fill out the mandatory entry you can then follow the prompts to earn two additional entries to better your chance of WINNING.
Just a few guidelines….
- Giveaway is open to those 18 years or older who reside in the U.S/Canada.
- Giveaway will run from April 20th to May 5th.
- Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
- Good luck!!!