Enjoy this simple tasty roasted broccoli and asparagus dish. It's the perfect vegetable side dish for any day of the week dinner or a great addition to bring to the party.
This is a simple recipe that you can make with all kinds of vegetables. I chose asparagus as it was fresh for spring and paired it with some tasty broccoli florets.
- Fresh asparagus
- Broccoli florets
- Olive oil
- Coarse salt
- Red pepper flakes
- Lemon juice and zest
- Parmesan cheese - shredded
- Pine nuts - toasted in a pan
How to Make Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus
Start by removing the tough bottom parts of the asparagus spears before cutting them into 2-inch lengths.
Cut the broccoli florets somewhat small too. This way they will cook at about the same rate.
Toss them together in a big bowl with olive oil and spices.
Then spread the vegetables out onto a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Toss about halfway through.
Once the vegetables are roasted remove the baking sheet from the oven and discard any extra liquid.
Squeeze on a little lemon juice and grate the rind over top.
Then sprinkle on some shredded cheese such as Parmesan and some toasted pine nuts and serve.
Make it look fancier by transferring the roasted veggies to a pretty serving platter before adding the lemon juice, zest, cheese, and pine nuts.
Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus
- 2 bunches of asparagus spears ~ 5 cups
- 1 pound broccoli florets ~ 6 cups
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
- juice and zest of one lemon
- 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes optional
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
- Wash and cut asparagus into 2 inch pieces.
- Wash broccolli florets and cut into 2 inch sections.
- In a large bowl toss cut asparagus and broccoli with olive oil, salt, and pepper flakes.
- Transfer to a sheet pan.
- Roast in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, tossing about halfway through.
- Remove from the oven. Drain excess liquid, and transfer to a serving dish.
- Sprinkle with lemon juice, zest, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.