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Honey Lime Roasted Broccoli

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Honey Lime Roasted Broccoli

This quick and easy side dish will have you looking at broccoli in a whole new way!
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 medium heads broccoli diced into approx. 1 1/2" florets (approx.10 cups)*
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 packed tablespoon lime zest approx 2 medium limes
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice approx 1 medium lime
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter sub 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • Optional: 1/3 cup roasted salted pistachios for garnish

Instructions

  • Make sure oven racks are situated in the middle. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with nonstick parchment paper. Alternately, Silpats work in place of parchment.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add broccoli florets, avocado oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then spread in even layers over the baking sheets. Roast broccoli for 23-27 minutes, until tender and golden brown around the edges.
  • While broccoli is roasting, whisk all remaining ingredients together in a small bowl. As soon as broccoli comes out of the oven, drizzle each baking sheet with half of the lime mixture and use a spatula or spoon to evenly coat. Taste for salt and add accordingly, then serve immediately with pistachios, if using!
  • Leftover broccoli will keep tightly sealed in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

NOTE: I include the top 2” of the broccoli stem and chop it into the same sized pieces. It’s tender and delicious! TIP: always zest your limes/lemons before squeezing for juice!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, healthy side, honey, lime, roasted, side dishes, Vegetarian, veggies
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