Zesty Roasted Broccoli



8 min


4 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 25 minutes
Zesty Roasted Broccoli

Got a greens-averse kid? Roast that broccoli. Something magical happens in the oven: The florets get crispy, the stems tender—and there are definitely some natural sugars showing off.


  • 1 bunch broccoli , (about 7 cups)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Toss broccoli with oil on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 12 to 15 min, stirring once, or until tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle with lemon zest and toss gently to combine. Enjoy warm or cold.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 100,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 190 mg.


If these veggies don’t disappear before your main dish is ready (it will happen), it’s just as delicious leftover. Try it in a frittata, served with rice and a drizzle of soy sauce, or tossed in a warm fall salad with grains and root veg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March 2013 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso