Keto-Friendly Broccoli Side Dish

This is broccoli, but even more delicious than normal!

We love this recipe, adapted from the wonderful Recipe Tin Eats. It’s the perfect side dish for fish, meat or equivalent and could even just be eaten by itself as a starter.

All our recipes are developed and selected by our nutritional therapist Jackie to ensure that they are good for brain and body, especially for those following the Bredesen Protocol for dementia or Alzheimer’s symptoms.

This recipe is:

– low carb

– high fat

– keto-friendly

– satisfying

– perfect for a Mediterranean diet plan

We hope you enjoy it!

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Keto-Friendly Broccoli Side Dish

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 heads broccoli 1kg
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (convection) or 220 degrees for a standard oven.
  • Break broccoli into florets and halve any large ones. Similar sizes will help them roast evenly.
  • Pop broccoli on baking tray, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with minced garlic, salt and pepper, and toss to cover.
  • Ensuring the broccoli is all spread out, roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The ends should just be browning and the broccoli should be tender but crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm tossed with the lemon juice, lemon zest and parmesan shavings.