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How to Make Healthy Roasted Broccoli

This super simple recipe is a delicious way for you and your family to enjoy all of the health benefits of broccoli - few other vegetables are as naturally abundant in indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant that is thought to offer significant protection against all types of cancer. When roasted, broccoli takes on a bit of a nutty flavour. Even the kids will love roasted broccoli!

For this recipe, you'll need:

1 head of broccoli, washed and cut into florets
2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of one lemon
Sea salt and pepper, to taste


Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once you have washed and cut broccoli into bite-sized florets, add to a large bowl and add olive oil.


Toss broccoli with olive oil to evenly coat. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste, and toss again to distribute.


Lay florets in a single layer on a baking dish or sheet. Bake until tender, usually around 15 minutes. Right after you take the florets out of the oven, drizzle with fresh lemon juice.


Oven-roasted broccoli is delicious by itself or with any whole grain like quinoa or brown rice.


For added flavour, include a few slices of creamy avocado.

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Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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