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Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

October 30, 2009

roasted-broccoli-tomatoes-eatingwellWe’re in the process of turning over a new leaf at our house. We’re going light on the salt shaker, saturated fats and sugary concoctions. Maybe I should say we’re attempting to turn over a new leaf. Let’s just say it’s a process, and some of us are better at it than others.

We’ve been enjoying roasted broccoli with a splash of olive oil. Taking the extra step, this heart healthy dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with bright Mediterranean ingredients just before serving.

4 servings, about 1 cup each

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 12 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 10 pitted black olives, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons capers, rinsed (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss broccoli, tomatoes, oil, garlic and salt in a large bowl until evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake until the broccoli begins to brown, 10 to 13 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine lemon zest and juice, olives, oregano and capers (if using) in a large bowl. Add the roasted vegetables; stir to combine. Serve warm.


Per serving: 76 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 264 mg sodium; 328 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Vitamin A (50% dv), Folate (15% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Nutrition Profile
Diabetes appropriate | Low calorie | Low carbohydrate | Low cholesterol | Low saturated fat | Low sodium | Heart healthy | Healthy weight | High fiber |

Source: Eating Well

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 30, 2009 9:30 pm

    I love roasted vegetables, but haven’t found one for broccoli that I like. This one sounds good!

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