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overhead photo of roasted broccolini and kale on a white serving platter with small bowl of honey and silver serving utensils

Honey-Drizzled Roasted Broccolini With Kale

This easy oven-roasted broccolini recipe with crispy kale is a delicious and super simple vegetable side dish. A drizzle of honey after roasting adds the perfect touch of sweetness to the cooked veggies. Ready in just 20 minutes! Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword broccolini, honey, kale
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 bunches/packs broccolini, bottom ends trimmed (about 12oz. or 340g)
  • 4 cups curly kale, torn into pieces (one large bunch is enough)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Salt + pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Toss broccolini with 1.5 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them in an even layer on your baking sheet.
  • Place the broccolini in the oven for 15 mins (or a few minutes longer if broccolini is particularly thick).
  • Remove baking sheet from oven and add kale to it. Drizzle on remaining olive oil and a bit more salt and pepper. Toss everything to combine, then return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Keep an eye on the kale to make sure it does not burn - a little browning and crisping is good though!
  • Remove from oven, drizzle honey overtop, toss together, and serve immediately.


*PAIR WITH: I highly recommend pairing this roasted broccolini side dish with a yummy protein and starch to make a nutritionally-balanced meal. I share a bunch of recipe ideas in the post above - scroll up to find!
*LEFTOVERS: Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can reheat it on the stovetop, in the oven, or in the microwave. Do note that the microwave will compromise the texture a bit - it'll lose it's crisp, but it still tastes good!
I personally love cutting up the leftovers and adding them to:
  • veggie-filled pastas
  • frittatas or scrambled eggs
  • frozen pizzas (as extra veggie toppings!)
  • grain bowls
  • salads
  • stir-fries