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Roasted Broccoli Recipe

This broccoli recipe will change your life. Ok, I know that sounds dramatic but when else do you find a food that not only tastes amazing but is also equally amazing for your body?  That’s a win-win in my book!

This recipe is simple, easy and quick! I love to make it an hour before I start dinner if I’m super hungry and want something to snack on, or I love it on top of a salad, but I also love it for just plain “tv snacking.”  It’s healthier than popcorn or potato chips, but still satisfies your salt craving.

I’ve also tried roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes and frozen corn and they are all equally delicious!! No matter which vegetable you try, it’s fun to experiment and really enjoy the unique flavors each one has.

Ingredients

  • Broccoli heads, chopped with stems removed (the smaller you chop the heads, the crispier your snack will be, fyi)
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt, I prefer Pink Himalayan
  • Optional: Fresh garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, fresh rosemary.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop broccoli and place inside large bowl.  Saturate the broccoli with olive oil. Be generous with this but be sure that it’s not soaking wet. Grind sea salt into mixture and add in any of the options above for taste preference. Stir evenly.

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Spray a large, dark baking sheet with olive oil and transfer mixture on pan.  Be sure that the broccoli is spread out well and has a chance to cook evenly.

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Set timer for 15-25 minutes depending on personal preference. The longer you cook the broccoli, the crispier it will taste.  As the broccoli cooks, it will turn brown and appear to be burning. In all actuality, this is the broccoli “roasting” and will yield a terrific flavor. Be sure to toss the broccoli a couple times during baking so that it roasts evenly on all sides.

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Remove from the oven and enjoy! As I mentioned earlier, this broccoli tastes awesome on top of salads, meat, soup, or even a baked potato! (And it tastes great as a finger food, too!)

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