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Roasted Broccoli & White Beans

Recipe by Alison Roman.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for pan
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-5 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 15 oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • a heavy pinch red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lemon, plus a few slices to roast
  • kosher salt + fresh cracked pepper
  • freshly grated Parmesan


Preheat oven to 400F.

Drizzle a baking sheet lightly with olive oil, set aside.

Mix olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Toss broccoli in garlic oil mixture to coat, followed by white beans (be careful not break up white beans with heavy handling). Place mixture on prepared baking sheet, nestling a few lemon slices in the mix. Season with salt & fresh cracked pepper and roast in oven, tossing occasionally for about 15-20 minutes. When beans and broccoli begin to char, top with a heavy dose of Parmesan cheese, turn the oven to BROIL and cook for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted and starting to bubble.

Remove from oven, squeeze fresh lemon on top to taste. Serve with grated Parmesan and a poached egg if you fancy.

Serves 2-3

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