Sunday, November 25, 2012
Short & Sweet Sunday - Roasted Broccoli
If you're paying close attention, you may have noticed we eat a lot of steamed broccoli. That and steamed green beans are my go-to green veggie sides.
But just like roasted cauliflower and roasted Brussels sprouts, roasting broccoli brings out even more flavour and it's nice to have a different texture as well. It's not as low-cal as steamed broccoli but it makes a nice treat.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and break the broccoli into florets.
Drizzle the broccoli with a tablespoon or two of olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and cracked pepper.
Roast for about 25 minutes until tender-crisp and just beginning to brown on the tips.
When it's done, you can squeeze a little lemon over the broccoli or even sprinkle with some parmesan cheese. Or just eat it as is.
I served it with some chicken curry and basmati rice but it's great with just about anything. Try it for a tasty winter treat that makes eating your vegetables the best part of the meal.