Balsamic-Roasted Broccoli and Onions
Recipe Type: Side
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Serves: 2
Roasting broccoli is a wonderful way to prepare it; as it crisps up in the oven, it caramelizes in spots and takes on an almost nutty flavor.
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (about ¾ lb/350 g fresh broccoli)
  • 1 small onion, peeled, halved, and thickly sliced
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon fresh grated Parmesan cheese, for topping (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Toss together all ingredients, then arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast until the broccoli is tender and browned in spots, about 18 to 22 minutes (depending how crispy you like your broccoli), tossing once halfway through.
  4. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top, if using, and serve immediately.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at