|Roasted Broccoli with Sweet Potatoes, Pistachio and Mint|
I was inspired by a new way to prepare broccoli but also had some ingredients in my own kitchen that deserved some attention. I recently received a shipment of meyer lemons, walnuts and avocados from California. I also had some baked sweet potatoes on hand so a healthy veggie mix was minutes away.
Though my vegetable side did not match the magic of ABC it was a great success and a welcoming addition to the dinner table. The lemon adds a fresh briteness to the savory roasted vegetables. The potatoes provide a sweet heartiness that makes these veggies fit for a meal. And just because I love texture the avocado and walnuts complete the dish.
|Meyer Lemon Roasted Broccoli with Sweet potatoes, Avocado and Walnuts|
2 lbs broccoli, cut into florets
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
sea salt and pepper
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
(fresh basil would make a lovely addition)
Preheat the oven to 425
Toss the broccoli with 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, sliced garlic, salt and pepper.
Roasted broccoli for 20-25 minutes till golden.
Remove from oven and immediately toss with 1 TBSP olive oil, lemon zest, juice, fresh herbs and salt to taste.
Combine broccoli with...
Baked sweet potato, diced