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Easy Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

This Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon is my favorite way to make Broccoli that goes perfectly with any dish!

easy roasted broccoli with garlic and lemon

When I was younger, I used to think broccoli was tiny trees. It all made sense in my head. It looks like a tree, tastes like what I would expect a tree to taste. Therefore, it must be a tree.

Ah, to be young and that naive again.

As I grew up the reality of broccoli just being broccoli, hit me. I was bored. Thinking of how broccoli used to get served back in the day depresses me.

It was either steamed to death or slattered with processed cheese in an attempt to get the kids to eat it.

Yes, it’s green and healthy but why should that mean that it has to be boring and tasteless?

Nowadays, broccoli has come a long way thanks to creative minds. It’s used in tangy salads, delicious stir fry’s, broccoli cheddar soup (amazing), and even broccoli tater-tots to trick the picky eaters out there (didn’t work for my toddler, unfortunately).

Being the health nut that I am, I like to know all the nutritional benefits of specific food items so let’s talk about some for Broccoli.

  • Omega 3’s- anti-inflammatory properties
  • Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damaging free radicals.
  • Fiber – diets high in fiber promote digestive health. A
  • Potassium – a mineral and electrolyte that is essential for the function of nerves and heart contraction.
  • Folate – is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells in the body.

Those are just a few and we all know broccoli is good for you, but how do you make it taste delicious?

If you are reading this, you are in luck because I discovered a quick and tasty way to make you love broccoli again.

With just a few simple ingredients and some time in the oven, you’ll have a healthy and flavorful side dish.

For this recipe, I combined coconut oil with garlic and red pepper flakes. Then I roasted the broccoli florets in the oil mixture, so all the flavors blend together.

red pepper flakes, coconut oil and garlic

The final step is adding fresh lemon juice which brings it all together in perfect harmony. Don’t forget to season well with Salt and Pepper, of course.

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Lemon being squeezed on broccoli
side dish on a sheet pan

To add extra health benefits and a “cheesy” flavor, I like to top mine with Nutritional Yeast which is essentially Vitamin b12.

Since we are on the health train, here are some benefits to consuming nutritional yeast.

  • Supports Immune System
  • Boosts Energy
  • Healthy hair, skin & nails
  • Improves glucose sensitivity

Doesn’t this make you want to make this recipe like right now? Well go, what are you waiting for?

Also, try my Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower recipe!

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Easy Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

Easy Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the broccoli into florets.
  3. In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil, minced garlic, crushed pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread florets out on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Pour the oil mixture on the broccoli and mix to combine.
  6. Roast broccoli for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway.
  7. Transfer broccoli into a bowl and squeeze lemon juice on top.
  8. Serve with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for added B12.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 82Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 0gProtein 3g

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