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charred broccoli

Simple Charred Broccoli and Red Onion

An easy vegetable side dish with two veggies for the price of one, and hints of red pepper and lemon. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 108kcal


  • 2 medium heads broccoli or 4 small
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or less, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Prepare the veggies by chopping the heads of broccoli into florets and slicing the red onion into half-moon shaped pieces. Toss the broccoli and onion in the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the broccoli florets are slightly charred. Sprinkle with lemon zest and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving. Enjoy!  


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg