Roasted broccoli on white plate with lemon: Roasted Broccoli with lemon

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Goat Cheese

Looking for an easy vegetable side dish that you'll actually look forward to? This roasted broccoli with lemon and goat cheese is so addictive (and only requires 5 minutes of hands-on time!)
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword brococli and lemon, roasted broccoli, roasted broccoli with lemon
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Sarah Bond


  • 1 head broccoli chopped into florets
  • 2 shallots quartered
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil 45 mL, divided
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves 10 g, sliced
  • ¼ cup goat cheese 60 g


  • Roast Broccoli: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread broccoli florets and quartered shallots onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper, tossing to coat. Bake for 30 minutes, turning veggies over after 15 minutes to evenly cook.
  • Toast Pine nuts: Meanwhile, set a small saute pan over medium heat and add the pine nuts. Cook until lightly browned and toasted, then remove from heat.
  • Dress & Serve: Whisk together 1 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, and basil leaves. Sprinkle over the roasted veggies along with the pine nuts and goats cheese, then toss to mix. Serve warm or cold as a salad or side dish!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.4mg