I have an oldie but goodie recipe for you today. It’s one of my favorite side dishes of all time… roasted broccoli! If you’re still steaming your broccoli, you’re totally missing out! I love roasted veggies because magic happens in the oven and the natural flavors and sweetness in the veggies are more prevalent. et me introduce you to the best way to eat broccoli.
Besides being a delicious green vegetable, broccoli is really healthy! It’s rich in vitamin C, K and A, folate, calcium, iron and potassium. It also has a good amount of protein for a vegetable, is low and calories and high in fiber! It can be eaten raw or cooked.
What You Need
cayenne pepper (optional)
How to Make Perfect Roasted Broccoli
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
STEP 2: Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks. Leave about an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets and use the rest of the stalk in one of these ways!
STEP 3: Coat the broccoli with olive oil in a large bowl or on a cookie sheet. Use you hands to make sure the oil is well coated on the broccoli. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper and mix well.
STEP 4: Put the broccoli on a baking sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes. The broccoli is done when the top of the broccoli is a little browned.
What to Serve it With
Honestly, this roasted broccoli pairs well with just about any protein option – beans, tofu, fish, eggs… the possibilities are endless! Here are some ideas: