Recipe By Jacob Welshans
Published Sep 8th
Prep 10m Cook 8m Additional - Ready In 18m
Servings 4 servings Calories 172.4

Roasted broccoli topped with lemon juice is a quick and easy side dish that only requires 5 ingredients and is a simple addition to any meal. This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO and appears on an episode of the Dinner Spinner TV Show on The CW!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. 2 Whisk olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  3. 3 Separate broccoli florets from stem. Trim and discard bottom off stem. Peel stem with a vegetable peeler or paring knife and slice cross-wise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces. Add florets and stems to oil mixture and toss to coat. Arrange broccoli mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. 4 Roast in the preheated oven until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle lemon juice over roasted broccoli.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 172.4
  • Carbohydrate 10.6 g
  • Fat 14.1 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sodium 631.3 mg
  • Sugar 2.7 g


  1. I added half a teaspoon of garlic powder and the next time I will definitely halve the amount of salt. Other than that I enjoyed this recipe as written.
  2. Prefer my vegetables roasted to steamed and I liked the idea of whisking together the oil salt and pepper before tossing the broccoli in it. However too salty! Will definitely use this technique again but will use maybe 1/4 tsp. salt.
  3. Delicious! Used a little too much salt since my heads were small. But this will become a regular!
  4. I'm never eating steamed broccoli again! I added a sliced clove of garlic to infuse the oil while prepping the rest of the meal then coated the broccoli with the infused oil and garlic slices. Yummers!
  5. This recipe is best as is, but one time I prepared this dish, I didn't realize I was out of lemon juice and the broccoli was already roasting! I subbed raw apple cider vinegar for lemon juice and was pleased that it still tasted great.
  6. Really easy and a big hit at Thanksgiving. I baked for 15 min at 350 on the top rack.
  7. This couldn't be easier! A great alternative to the plain, steamed broccoli. My kids are devouring this! I might suggest a little more oil and a little less salt (it was fine for my family's taste, but others may prefer less salt). This would be great on the side of chicken piccata.
  8. How can you not like roasted broccoli? Even people who claim they hate broccoli would love it prepared this way! No more of the old school boiling your broccoli til it's mush! This has a nice tang from the lemon. Next time I will add some garlic to the mix.
  9. I love simple dishes and this qualifies as simple. I love the bright flavor the lemon gives the broccoli but doesn't outshine the roasted flavor. Sometimes I need a reminder that simple is a show stopper and this one is.