Charred Lemon Broccoli (Healthy & Flavorful)


This Charred Lemon Broccoli is an easy side dish that everyone will love! It is roasted and charred to perfection, and pairs well with any meal.

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How to Roast this Charred Lemon Broccoli:

  • What you will need – fresh broccoli, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon juice.
  • Make sure to roast the florets until they are crisp-tender, and slightly charred on the outside. The charred edges are the absolute best!
  • Garlic – Feel free to use the minced garlic from a jar or whole cloves. Either one will work here.
  • Lemon juice – please don’t skimp on the fresh lemon juice. It provides such bright flavor!
  • Tip – this Charred Lemon Broccoli is great as a side dish, or even as a stand alone lunch.

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Charred Lemon Broccoli (Healthy & Flavorful)

  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


This Charred Lemon Broccoli is an easy side dish that everyone will love! It is roasted and charred to perfection, and pairs well with any meal.


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  • 1 1/2 lbs. Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Large Lemon, freshly squeezed juice
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste


  1. Broccoli: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli florets and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and toss until the florets are well coated.
  2. Season: Arrange the florets, in a single layer, on a large baking sheet lined with foil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast: Roast, without stirring, until cooked and the edges are crispy, about 20-25 minutes. Serve warm.


  • Cook Time: If you want a more intense char, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and roast for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Broccoli, Broccoli Side Dish, Charred Broccoli, Easy, Easy Lunch Recipes, Easy Side Dish Recipes, Garlic, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy, Lemon, Roasted Broccoli, Roasted Vegetable, Roasting, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

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Charred Lemon Broccoli (Healthy & Flavorful)


  1. What a treat to be in Naomi’s kitchen when she is cooking! I stood by the stove when she took the broccoli from the oven! And I ate. And ate. I had to ask, are you saving this for something? Well, she did want to take photos for Life Delicious! But this is so good it couldn’t wait for mealtime! My guests who are coming next week are definitely going to sample this dish!

    1. It’s such a fun day when you are in the kitchen with me just hanging out as I cook. And it was a blast to have you with me as I did a photo shoot as well. I will always have that memory! 🙂

      This broccoli side is so easy and delicious! Your guests will definitely love it!

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