Oven Roasted Broccolini

If you want, squeeze a little lemon juice over the broccolini, right before serving.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 bunches broccolini (about 1 1/4 pound total), trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 3 teaspoons)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


1 Preheat oven broiler.

2 Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Spread the broccolini out in an even layer. Sprinkle the garlic over the broccolini. Drizzle the olive oil over the broccolini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3 Place under the broiler and cook for 6 to 8 minutes (keep an eye on it!), until lightly browned and the stalks are fork tender.

Serve immediately.

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  • Sean

    Love the simplicity! I used the same recipe for Purple “Sprouting Broccoli” which we get from local markets in the UK.

  • Ari

    You can find these anywhere like Trader Joe’s, which is where I just bought mine last night.

  • Laura ~ Raise Your Garden

    You nailed the easy thing here! I have a great love for broccolini. I don’t grow it, but my mother-in-law does and she makes it on Sundays when we get together for Sunday lunches. It is sweeter and nuttier and I think softer texture too than regular broccoli. We love it!!! Hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to what you come up with =)

  • Susan Walter

    I think this must be what my neighbour grows. He calls it broccoli though. His suggestion is to wilt it by pouring boiling water over, then serve it with mayonnaise. I usually stir fry it. It’s one of those vegetables I really look forward to because it arrives very early in the year, long before all the other nice spring veg. It has a very short season though — a month at the very most.

  • Steve

    It shows up at the farmer’s markets in San Francisco, too. One of the things I look forward to every year (in addition to padron peppers and, of course, tomatoes).

    I like to blanch it briefly in salted water, and then either use it as a pizza topping, or sauté it to use as a side dish. (It’s possible the blanching step isn’t needed, but it does seem to set a nice dark green color.)

  • Jen

    looks great! I live in Sacramento,where could I find it? Thanks!

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Jen, I find it on occasion at Whole Foods at Arden and Eastern