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Roasted Broccolini with Creamy Lemon Goat Cheese

This Crisp Roasted Broccoli with Creamy, Lemony Goat Cheese is the perfect side dish to any meal.  And it's completely vegan, gluten, and soy free?!  Sign me right the fuck up. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo

Ingredients

Roasted Broccolini

  • 2 big bunches of broccolini
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Creamy Lemon Goat Cheese

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/4-3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Roasted Broccoli

  1. Preheat your oven to 450F

  2. Cut your broccolini into roughly 1 inch pieces.  I roast the stems and the leaves as well.  Toss them with your olive oil & spices, and spread in a single layer on a baking tray. 

  3. Place your broccolini into the oven and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway.  I like mine to still be crunchy, you can leave it in longer if you want it to be softer.  

Creamy Lemon Goat Cheese

  1. Place all of your ingredients in a high powered blender & blend until you have a thick-ish sauce.  Start with less water, and add more as needed.  This should be the consistency of yogurt & should be able to drizzle over the broccolini. 

  2. Serve this either on the side or drizzled over top of your freshly roasted broccolini.