I love how fresh and different this Lemon Roasted Broccoli is. Broccoli can so easily be the same ol’ boring thing, but not only does this change things up it also brightens up the broccoli. I love the extra crunch and nuttiness from the toasted pine nuts and, the saltiness from the Parmesan and I adore the freshness from the lemon zest. It’s delicious. If my kids could eat it, I think you can too. It’s our new favorite way to eat broccoli.
In other news, yesterday was our 7 year anniversary. My husband surprised me with a trip to the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. It was wonderful. We loooooooved every minute of our weekend. We went night swimming at the crater (if you’ve seen the Bachelor this season that’s the crater we swam in) we ate out, got a massage, and pretty much just relaxed all weekend. It truly was so lovely. Not to get all sappy on you,
but I truly married the best man I’ve ever met. He is hands down my best friend. He is so observant and loving. I love that he knows exactly what I like and what I need. I dated a guy once who was really good at being “lovey dovey” etc, but the problem was that 1. he did most things because he wanted the same thing returned to him, not because he was all about making me feel good, 2. He did things that meant something to him or that he thought was sweet, instead of taking the time to think about what I enjoyed or loved. When I was dating Cade that was one of the first things I noticed. He did everything because he cared about me and wanted to, not because he was doing it to feel something or get praise for himself, and he noticed every little thing about me and would do things for me that he knew would mean something to me. I love that.
So happy and blessed to have a relationship that I can honestly say that I love him more each and every year, and I cannot imagine ever being happy with anyone else. Happy 7 years love!
Lemon Roasted Broccoli
4-5 Cups Of Broccoli, stalks cut short
3 Cloves of garlic, sliced
2-3 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
Fresh Black Pepper
1 Ts Lemon Zest
2 Ts Lemon Juice
1 Tb Pine Nuts, toasted
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Heat Oven to 425
Toss the broccoli, oil, garlic, salt and pepper on a cookie sheet. Roast for 20-25 min.
Meanwhile, whisk together the lemon juice, and 1/2-3/4 tb olive oil.
Remove the broccoli from the oven, and toss with pine nuts, lemon juice mixture, cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately.