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Easy Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

If I could eat one vegetable for the rest of my life, it would be broccoli. Hands down. But get this, I don’t really love them raw. I would definitely eat them raw on a vegetable platter, but I’m just not a big fan. I prefer them gently steamed, so it’s just perfect to my liking – not too hard and raw, but also not too mushy. Just enough texture to the touch, with a teeny bit of crunch. I would then sprinkle them with some spices, and that’s it. With my son actually really liking broccoli right now, we have been eating a lot of broccolis at our house. If I have a little bit extra time, I also love roasting them with garlic.  While I don’t like fresh garlic on my steamed broccoli, I really love them roasting them. All of the garlic bits and pieces will then blend nicely with the olive oil and broccoli, you just need to make sure that they don’t burn, so you have to watch them closely in the oven. If you don’t want to deal with keeping an eye on the garlic burning, you can skip them altogether. This method is pretty much applicable to any other vegetables as well. I love roasting several variety of fall vegetables. You can fancy them up with fresh herbs, and garlic, or leave them with just olive oil, and the good old fashioned pairing of salt and pepper.

Easy Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Yield: 4


1 bunch of broccoli (approximately 1.5-1.75 lbs), cut florets into small individual piece, make sure size is as uniform as possible
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp of olive oil
Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper


Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Toss broccoli with olive oil and garlic on a baking sheet.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes, then sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.



2 Responses to “Easy Roasted Broccoli with Garlic”

  1. #
    Mollie — July 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I loooove broccoli cooked also. Not a fan of it raw either.

  2. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — July 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I am with you hands down with broccoli. You know I don’t know if I ever have had it roasted. Geez, I hate to admit that. I better fix that. It’s fine raw, but I do prefer cooked also.

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