Rosemary Roasted Broccoli

I find that the addition of rosemary often ‘makes’ the dish and in this case, adding it to broccoli is definitely a treat for your taste buds.  Toss some garlic in there for roasting and you’re not only serving some healthy deliciousness to your family but that garlic is going to help ward off cough and cold germs that they encounter once they’re back in school.

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Did you know that this tasty veggie has:

  • A strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system
  • May help us solve our vitamin D deficiency epidemic.  It has an unusually strong combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin K. For people faced with the need to rebuild vitamin D stores through vitamin D supplements, it is an ideal food to include in the diet.
  • Is a particularly rich source of a flavonoid called kaempferol. Recent research has shown the ability of kaempferol to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on our body.


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Here’s a photo of the broccoli at Nicholyn Farms as it is starting to crown.  They are 100% spray free so they plant basil throughout to help ward off harmful pests.  Cool!.

I added some toasted almonds because you know I love my crunch but you can use pine nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or whatever you’re craving at that moment.  I love pine nuts but I refuse to pay the outrageous price they are asking these days!

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This dish is going into the Fall ebook and will pair wonderfully with some of the dishes that I’m preparing like flank steak, garlic beef skewers or the surprise salmon dish.  Can’t wait to share!

In the meantime, share your photos with me on Instagram so I can share them with the world.  Just use the hashtag #simplyfreshdinners so I can see what you’re up to!  Cheers 🙂

Rosemary Roasted Broccoli
Recipe Type: Vegetarian Side Dish
Author: Robyn Gleason
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Serves: 4- 6 persons
I find that the addition of rosemary often ‘makes’ the dish and in this case, adding it to broccoli is definitely a show stopper for the taste buds.
  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup almonds, walnuts or nut of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Chop broccoli into small florets, and place in medium sized [url href=”″ target=”_blank”]bowl[/url]. Add rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Toss to combine and coat with oil.
  3. Spread contents of bowl on [url href=”” target=”_blank”]baking sheet[/url], place in oven and roast for 20 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile toast nuts in a small saucepan on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add nuts to broccoli and serve.

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A quick, easy and healthy side dish that goes great with almost anything. From Simply Fresh Dinners.








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  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    August 15, 2016 at 6:50 am

    OK. You are talking about my all time favorite vegetable here, and I NEED TO MAKE THIS TONIGHT! Let me ask you this: I have loads of broccoli, but FROZEN. We eat so much of it that we stock up on a very good product from one of our local warehouse markets. If I were to use frozen broccoli, I am obviously going to steam it first a bit, correct? With the combo of olive oil and nuts, this is right up my alley, here. I can literally eat a whole pound of broccoli, my friend! YAHOOO! Dinner tonight is set! Let me know if you can, about the procedure using frozen. LOVE!

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      August 15, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Hi Anita! Yes, I think you’ll need to steam it just a wee bit until it’s thawed and then toss in the oven. It should work fine (fingers crossed, lol). I love broccoli too and it’s so darn good for you! Can you believe it’s the middle of August? I’m freaking out!!

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        Anita Rivera
        August 15, 2016 at 9:44 am

        THANK YOU MY FRIEND! I’m good to go for tonight, then! I can’t wait. Nuts and broccoli and olive oil are heaven. And I am also freaking out about this being my last week of holiday!

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    August 15, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Broccoli is one of my favorites Robyn, and I love it roasted. Wonderful idea to add some garlic and crunch. Perfect way to start out the week!!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    August 15, 2016 at 9:36 am

    That sounds lovely! I never would have paired rosemary and broccoli, but roasting it too just sounds like perfection!
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    August 15, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I think that broccoli (along with carrots) ranks as the #1 favorite veggie on our house. Roasted broccoli is always my preference, and you can’t go wrong with some garlic, fresh herbs, and CRUNCH from the nuts. This simple and fresh dish is my kind of side!
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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    August 15, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Believe it or not my kids love broccoli and I’m always looking for new ways to make it. Will be trying this one!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    August 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Lovely! I love to add a bit of fresh rosemary to dishes (thyme too, is another favourite). As you say, it really does make it.
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 16, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I love broccoli and eat it more than any other vegetable. I can’t wait to try your recipe! I get into such a rut with cooking the same way that this will be a nice change. Thanks!
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    August 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    HI Robyn,
    I love broccoli and putting the rosemary is sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the health benefits too. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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