Roasted Broccolini with Lemon

Sides should never be boring! This grilled broccolini recipe is super simple, using minimal ingredients but packs a punch of flavour. Roasting the broccolini is a great way to bring out the flavour. This one will become a favourite!


3 bunches broccolini

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Zest of one lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

8 drops Lemon essential oil (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C
  2. Wash brocollini well and cut off lower hard stalks
  3. Cut each broccolini length ways and lay them on a baking tray
  4. Mix all the remaining ingredients in a bowl (leave the sesame seeds out)
  5. Brush the broccolini well with the dressing
  6. Place in oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, till the ends begin to char slightly
  7. Allow cooked brocollini to cool for 5min before serving.
  8. Serve on a dish and top with sesame seeds and extra lemon zest.


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