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Lemon Roasted Spicy Broccoli

By Jason Fung, MD

Lemon Roasted Spicy Broccoli

Not only is there subtle hints of lemon and acidity running through the broccoli, but the saltiness of the cheese and the spice of the chili flakes bring everything together as a whole. The natural sweetness of the broccoli shines in this, balancing everything to perfection and then some. Recipe from ruled.me
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 146 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lb broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp basil - fresh, chopped
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425F. Lay broccoli florets onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Season the broccoli with 1/4 cup Olive Oil, 2 tbsp. Fresh Basil (Chopped), 3 tsp. Minced Garlic, 3/4 tsp. Kosher Salt, 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Flakes, Zest of 1/2 Lemon, and Juice of 1/2 Lemon.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese over the top of the broccoli and put into the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve - super simple, easy, and delicious!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Roasted Spicy Broccoli
Amount per Serving
Calories
146
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
4
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
324
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
377
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
910
IU
18
%
Vitamin C
 
107
mg
130
%
Calcium
 
128
mg
13
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Break-Fast Meal, Italian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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