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June 7, 2018

Recipe: Simple, oven-roasted broccoli with garlic

by Bowl of roasted broccoli

If you’re never eaten broccoli roasted, you’re in for a happy surprise.

 

Broccoli is a staple of raw-veggie platters, and there’s nothing wrong with blanching or boiling it, either, to add nutrition and bright green color to your plate. But if you’ve never really loved — totally adored! — broccoli, you need to roast a batch and see how delicious this cruciferous vegetable can be.

This recipe is quite minimalist; only salt, pepper and garlic for seasoning. You can always add a shake of your favorite dried herb to experiment.

Try serving this crunchy, addictive broccoli as a side dish to some grilled chicken or seared salmon.

 

 

Raw chopped broccoli on a tray with garlic clovesIngredients
1 head fresh broccoli, chopped (about 6 cups of florets)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put broccoli, garlic, olive oil and a few shakes of salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Seal the bag, then shake it gently until the broccoli florets are evenly coated with the oil.

 

Raw broccoli florets spread on a baking sheet.

Spread broccoli on baking sheet in a single layer and place on top rack of the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes. The broccoli will come out crunchy and delicious!

Roasted broccoli florets on baking pan.

 

Recipe: Crunchy broccoli extraordinaire
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Recipe type: Vegetable side dish
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Put broccoli, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil and a few shakes of salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Seal the bag, then shake it gently until the broccoli florets are evenly coated with the oil.
  3. Spread broccoli on baking sheet in a single layer and place on top rack of the oven.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  5. The broccoli will come out crunchy and delicious!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 110 Fat: 7.5 grams Saturated fat: 1 gram Carbohydrates: 9.8 grams Sugar: 2.3 grams Sodium: 84 milligrams Fiber: 3.6 grams Protein: 4 grams Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

 

Source: Becky Gregory, M.S., R.D., LDN, CDE

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Simple, oven-roasted broccoli with garlic”

  1. Brenda says:

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    1. Maura Ammenheuser says:

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