Fall is the perfect season for roasting vegetables. The weather is cool enough to turn on the oven and roast several vegetables at one time. Roasted broccoli becomes tender and a little sweeter to eat. These mini trees belong to the cruciferous vegetable family and are loaded with essential nutrients. Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100% of your daily need for Vitamin C and vitamin K and is also a good source of vitamin A, folate and potassium.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix broccoli florets, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and garlic. Spread the broccoli out on a baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until florets are tender. Remove and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the broccoli before serving.
*For extra spiciness, add a teaspoon of chili pepper flakes along with other seasonings before placing in the oven.
*Parchment paper can be used on top of the baking sheet for easier clean-up.