A simply refreshing way to bring some flavor to roasted broccolini. An easy and delicious vegetable side dish, to complement any meal, with loads of fresh herbs, lemon, and garlic.
I was this close to sharing a cookie recipe today, but alas, I went with a super healthy vegetable instead 😉 With all the baking talk this week, and the amount I will be throwing at you in the foreseeable future, it won’t be bad to load in the veggies while we can. Since this is such a simple and easy dish, it would be the perfect last minute addition to you Thanksgiving table tomorrow!
Now, my favorite way to eat broccoli and cauliflower is straight up raw, but roasting is always a good thing too. Broccolini is a little weird to eat raw and with you hands, so to make it classy, roasting seemed like the go-to option for this “broccoli variety”. Have you ever had broccolini? If not, you are in for a treat! It’s almost like a mix between broccoli and asparagus. It has a long thin stalk and softer crowns. It’s milder than broccoli though, with a pleasant subtle taste.
To enhance that natural light taste, roasting is a must, but also using some fresh lemon and herbs to complement it. The sauce is all lemon juice, a good dose of garlic, and tons of fresh parsley and dill! Yes, dill! I love lemon and dill together. Since dill has such a strong distinct taste, the lemon works well by toning it down a bit. All around, I just loved every flavor in this simple veggie dish and the “roastedness” was just an added bonus!
I roasted it pretty quickly too, just 20 minutes. I like a bit of crunch and not complete softness to my veggies. Even when it comes to roasting squash, I tend to take it out before it gets to soft. I don’t want to whole “melt-in-your-mouth” feel. I like a little bite. I guess that’s where my love for eating everything raw comes in to play! If I can eat it raw, I will! Especially beets, zucchini, and mushrooms. Those are the best, simply raw, sweet, and delish!
Roasted Broccolini with Lemon & Garlic Herb Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 415°F.
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the broccolini. Process until you have a smooth sauce.
- In a greased baking pan, layer in the broccolini, then pour and run in the sauce.
- Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove, and serve.
There you go! A simple easy vegetable side to serve with any dinner! Think you’re not a fan of broccoli? Well try roasted broccolini and then come tell me what you think! Now go finish up you Pre-Thanksgiving preparations and make some room on the table for this dish!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever had broccolini?
+ Are you a raw or cooked veggie person?
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