I fell out of love with broccoli awhile back and recently rekindled our affair due to this recipe. We are like totally back together and now we're holding hands when we walk down the street. I even introduced it to my parents and they approved! You should see the cute heart shaped necklace I picked out for it!
Roasting broccoli is SOO the way to go if you want to try something different. The crunch is maintained and something new and delightful is added. Introducing new crunchy roasted charred edges! It's the kind of char you would get when you roast asparagus. They also have a deep nutty taste that you get from a Kale Chip! Tasty!
I will now eat more broccoli. Promise.
I made this recipe for Easter this year. It was such a hit that we didn't have any leftover. It's really simple and you don't have to follow the recipe word for word. Add something else like cheese to it! I bet it would be super good with melted Parmesan on top! How about a squeeze of lemon or some tasty breadcrumbs?? DO IT!
Get your heads ready!
Start chopping them up!
Chop your garlic and put it in a bowl with the olive oil & red pepper flakes.
Mix in the garlic and pour the yummy sludge over your chopped broccoli.
Mix evenly with your hands. Go on, get them dirty. They really are your best tool in the kitchen!
Place on a big cookie sheet and roast!
Put in a large pretty bowl & serve!
Simple Roasted Broccoli
Recipe serves 6 people as a side dish
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 small heads broccoli
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. You can also cut the stalk into 1/8-inch thick, round slices to use up all of the broccoli. Place the broccoli into a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes salt and pepper.
Place mixture on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven just until the broccoli is tender, for 10-15 minutes.