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Low-Carb Garlic & Lemon Roasted Broccoli

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This oven-roasted broccoli is a quick & easy Mediterranean-style side dish. This cooking technique makes the broccoli crisp-tender and keeps it full of flavour. It makes a great side to meat, especially chicken and fish.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6.9 grams
Protein4.3 grams
Fat14.3 grams
Calories179 kcal

Calories from carbs 16%, protein 10%, fat 74%

Total carbs10.9 gramsFiber3.9 gramsSugars2.7 gramsSaturated fat8.3 gramsSodium338 mg(15% RDA)Magnesium34 mg(8% RDA)Potassium516 mg(26% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 medium broccoli (600 g / 1.3 lb / 21.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee, butter or extra virgin olive oil (55 g / 1.9 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste (I like pink Himalayan)
  • Optional: 1 tsp dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, thyme) and grated Parmesan cheese on top


  1. Preheat the oven to 230 °C/ 450 °F. Wash the broccoli and cut into florets. Mix the minced garlic with melted ghee. Low-Carb Garlic & Lemon Roasted Broccoli
  2. Place the broccoli florets in a large baking dish and toss with the garlic ghee. Squeeze the lemon over the broccoli and season with salt. Low-Carb Garlic & Lemon Roasted Broccoli
  3. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Low-Carb Garlic & Lemon Roasted Broccoli
  4. When done, the broccoli should be crisp-tender. Enjoy as a side with meat such as chicken or fish. Low-Carb Garlic & Lemon Roasted Broccoli

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Broccoli, fresh
6.1 g4.2 g0.6 g51 kcal
0 g0 g13.8 g125 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
6.9 g4.3 g14.3 g179 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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