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Roasted Broccoli with Buttered Walnuts

Yield 6 to 8 servings
Buttered walnuts add depth of flavor to simple roasted broccoli for a healthy, easy holiday side dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh broccoli
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, halved

How to Make It

  1. Cut broccoli into 3" lengths; cut thick pieces in half lengthwise. Place in a roasting pan, and drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 500° for 14 minutes, stirring once after 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toast walnuts in melted butter in a skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until fragrant.

  3. Spoon broccoli into a serving bowl. Squeeze cut lemon over broccoli, tossing well. Stir in walnuts and butter.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004