Roasted Broccoli Florets with Basil and Lemon

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 20m

4 servings

Roasting broccoli brings out its sweetness, while cayenne pepper adds spice.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix the olive oil with the cayenne, salt and pepper. Toss the broccoli with the seasoned olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes or until the broccoli is tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle the lemon zest and basil on the broccoli and serve.

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RecID 10918

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