4 to 5 pounds organic broccoli 

4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 

Good quality olive oil 

1 1/2 teaspoons salt (I swear by Himalayan salt) 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

2 teaspoons grated organic lemon zest 

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed organic lemon juice 

3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves (about 12 leaves) 


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Cut the larger pieces through the base of the head with a small knife, pulling the florets apart. You should have about 8 cups of florets. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with 5 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, pine nuts, and basil. (We eat it vegan, but it’s nice with a little fresh grated parmesan sprinkled on top, if you eat cheese.) Serve hot.