If you’ve never had roasted broccoli before, be prepared for it to become your new favorite! Broccoli is an alkaline food which means it keeps the body from being too acidic. It’s high in fiber which keeps you feeling full longer. Broccoli also contains many essential minerals. This hearty side dish has a kick to it, but it can definitely be adjusted depending on personal preference.
- 1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
- 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp capers, minced
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes omit if you don't want it spicy
- freshly ground black pepper
On a baking sheet, toss the broccoli with the salt and half of the olive oil.
Roast for 10 minutes, flip, and roast for another 10, or until nicely browned and softened.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, capers, red peppers flakes, and some freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Once the broccoli is done, toss with the dressing and serve.
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