Oven Roasted Garlic Broccoli

I go in stages with food. I’ll find something I love and then I’ll make it in large quantities and eat it every day until I finally get sick of it. Broccoli is currently that food. Growing up my mom would always make broccoli either boiled, or “fresh” from the freezer aisle. While there’s nothing wrong with broccoli in that form, it definitely wasn’t my favorite way of eating it, I wasn’t a huge fan of the mush factor.

Until recently I would usually just eat broccoli raw, but then I decided to experiment with roasting vegetables and broccoli was the most recent attempt, and I’m hooked! I love the crispy bits that come from roasting, and how the broccoli keeps its crunch. My roommate loves it too, I’ve definitely come into the kitchen to find her munching on some freshly roasted broccoli. I don’t blame her, this stuff is delicious!

It took me a while to figure out how to properly roast broccoli though, I experimented with different oven temperatures and have ultimately decided that 425 for about 10-15 minutes is best. It leaves you with the crispiest broccoli possible.

First cut your broccoli florets off the stem. I prefer buying broccoli crowns because they’re cheaper and there’s less stem to throw away.

Chop up some garlic cloves. The more the better! Mmmm garlic!

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Mix your broccoli, garlic and some Avocado Oil (or whatever oil you prefer) in a bowl and then place on a baking sheet. Don’t crowd the baking sheet (as I have been known to do) you’ll get steamed broccoli instead of roasted.

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Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking periodically to make sure your food isn’t burning. It’ll be done once the broccoli is slightly browned and there are delicious crispy bits on the end.

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Enjoy! This is best eaten right away, although I will make it to eat for later as well, if you have it for leftovers it’ll retain its flavor but it’ll lose it’s crispy bits.

 

Oven Roasted Garlic Broccoli

2-3 bunches of Broccoli crowns

3 cloves of garlic chopped

Avocado or Coconut oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit.

Cut broccoli florets off of stem and toss in a bowl with oil and chopped garlic until lightly covered

Spread broccoli florets over a baking sheet being careful not to crowd them.

Bake in oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring once after about 6 minutes.

Broccoli is done when it is slightly browned and the ends are crispy.