Lime Roasted Broccoli

8:35:00 PM

I love broccoli. So when I stumbled across a recipe on pinterest for the "best brocolli ever" from The Amateur Gourmet over a year ago, I knew I had to try it. We've made his recipe many times, but if you read this blog much, you know I can't leave a recipe alone--I have to experiment! So this is my variation which resulted from an over abundance of limes in my produce basket a couple of weeks back.

Lime Roasted Broccoli (Serves 2-3)

1 large bunch of brocoli
1/2 tsp cumin
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 lime

Preheat oven to 425. Wash and dry broccoli very well. Chop in regular pieces. Chop garlic. 

Mix olive oil, broccoli, cumin and garlic. Place on foil on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast for 20 minutes or so. While broccoli is cooking, zest your lime.

Reserve the lime; you'll need the juice.

After about 20 minutes or so, take your broccoli out of the oven. It will look like this.

Sprinkle lime zest over the broccoli, then sprinkle the cheese over the broccoli. Finally, squeeze the lime over the broccoli. Throw the broccoli mixture back into the oven for 5 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted.


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  1. This sounds interesting. I love to roast vegetables, it gives such great flavor. I would not have thought to add lime. Will have to try it.

  2. I love roasted veggies, but never would have thought of adding lime. Thanks for the idea, sounds delish! :0)

  3. I love lime in anything! I will have to try this!

  4. This sounds so delicious!
    I would love to have you share this, or any other recipe of your at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with the chance to get a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:

    Can't wait to see you there!

  5. I love broccoli and cumin is one of my favorite spices! Pinning this one to try soon, it looks delicious!

  6. Oh wow! I pinned this because I want to try it out. We love broccoli at our house! I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party tomorrow at 8am CST because this is an awesome recipe!

  7. This sounds delicious! I may have to try this this weekend....
    Note to self: put broccoli and lime on grocery list...

    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs x

  8. Hello I started folioing you via twitter today from the BHS#69. I am going to try this, I am a big lime fan. I hope you can follow me back at