Roasted Broccoli with Lemon, Pine Nuts and Basil
- ACTIVE: 15 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4
- 1 large head broccoli (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1 1/2-inch florets, stems peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced shallots
- Thinly sliced basil leaves
- Preheat the oven to 400°. On a large baking sheet, toss the broccoli and stems with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the broccoli in the oven for about 30 minutes, tossing half way through, until browned and tender.
- Meanwhile, in a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat until light golden all over, about 4 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the shallot and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Scrape the broccoli into a serving bowl, add the dressing, pine nuts and basil and toss to coat. Serve.
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