Best Broccoli Ever in the Whole Wide World


If a recipe can make my husband chow down on broccoli, you know it’s good.  I happen to LOVE broccoli so this is one of my favorite recipes right now.

I have done some variations on a theme. Last night I made it with half broccoli/half cauliflower.  I have also made it using fresh green beans, though you only need to roast them for about 10-15 minutes.  It’s kind of become my go-to vegetable recipe.

A few notes: 1) Pine nuts are expensive. I don’t use them, though I bet it would be fabulous if I did because pine nuts are yummy. 2) I DO use the basil that the recipe calls for. I have found that Italian basil, purple basil and lime basil work well. Cinnamon basil – well, the flavors don’t meld so much. 3) When my basil plants are looking puny, I have been known to turn to other herbs. Chives work well, as does thyme.



6 thoughts on “Best Broccoli Ever in the Whole Wide World

  1. Natalie says:

    I tried this last night with green beans, and it’s definitely a winner. In fact, we liked it so much, I tried it again tonight with beet greens, and it’s not so much of a winner, but I bought broccoli today to try it in its original form.


  2. Kelly says:

    Yeah, I tried it with radishes last week. Not so great. I have determined that roasted radishes are kind of odd-tasting anyway so it’s not the recipe’s fault at all.


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