Broccoli may just become your family's favorite vegetable after serving them this side dish at your next holiday dinner! This simple dish is deliciously deceptive because there are so many different layers of flavor.
1 large broccoli head or about 8 cups broccoli florets, trimmed
4+ garlic cloves, sliced thin
Extra-virgin first cold-pressed olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 Tablespoons pine nuts, walnuts or sunflower seeds, toasted
4 Tablespoons butter, optional
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Approximately 12 leaves snipped fresh basil
Note: This recipe works great with cauliflower and asparagus!
Note: You can use frozen broccoli or fresh broccoli florets.
Note: You can make this the day before and just heat it right before serving.