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This is a simple baked broccoli recipe topped up with cheddar cheese.
Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Broccoli - 1 big flower
Olive oil - 4 tbsps
Any citrus zest - 2 tsps
Salt - a pinch
see notes below
Pepper - 1 tsp
Cheddar cheese or to your preference
grated - 2 tbsps or more according to your taste
Clean the broccoli florets and pat dry.
Mix olive oil, salt, pepper and the zest and whisk together.
Preheat the oven to 350F
I used a cookie baking tray for baking this. I covered the tray with aluminum foil and sprayed the same with cooking oil.
Mix the broccoli and the olive oil mixture , make sure all the broccoli florets are coated well with the olive oil mixture and bake it for 20 mts.
Now add the grated cheese and bake it for 10-12 minutes or until the broccoli becomes crunchy. (Not more than 15 mts)
As I am using cheese, I didn't add salt. If I used cheddar, I do add a pinch of salt and if I use parmesan, I don't use salt at all.
You can use any citrus zest, be it lime or lemon or orange. I have tried all three and all tastes good.
You can also use flavored olive oil, garlic infused ones are really good.