Roasted Chile-Lime Broccolini

Roasted Chile-Lime Broccolini Recipe
Photo: Shelly Strazis; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith
Ancho chile powder and lime coat roasted broccolini, and stays crisp even if made a day ahead.


Serves 16 to 18
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 89
Caloriesfromfat 70 %
Protein 2.4 g
Fat 7 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sodium 129 mg
Cholesterol 18 mg


4 pounds broccolini
2/3 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
Zest of 6 Mexican limes or 2 large regular limes


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Trim leaves and sides of stalks from broccolini. Put broccolini on 2 large rimmed baking sheets (they will be very full).

2. Melt butter with salt and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in chile powder, remove from heat, and stir in lime zest. Drizzle butter over broccolini and turn until well coated.

3. Roast broccolini, switching pan positions and turning with tongs halfway through cooking, until tender-crisp, 15 to 18 minutes.

Make ahead: Up to 1 day, chilled. Reheat, tented with foil, in a 350° oven on 1 large rimmed baking sheet until hot, 30 minutes.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.