Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Garlic Butter and Toasted Pine Nuts


has a different texture as well.

  • 1 pound broccoli florets - from a 1 1/4 pound bunch (save the broccoli stems for soup)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1-2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts toasted (see Tip)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Arrange the florets in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, turning once, for 12 minutes, or until just tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  5. Add the garlic and the lemon zest and heat, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  6. Let cool slightly and stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Place the broccoli in a serving bowl, pour the lemon butter over it and toss to coat.
  8. Scatter the toasted pine nuts over the top.
  9. Tip: To toast pine nuts, place them in a small, dry skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant.
  10. Remove from the skillet and let cool.
  11. from Reasons to Roast by Georgia Chan Downard and Evie Righter