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Make this crispy and tender oven-roasted broccoli with garlic as a quick side. This is vegan, gluten-free, low in carb, and perfect for your weight loss diet. You can also add vegan parmesan cheese to give a cheesy twist.
Oven Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
Broccoli is one of the best vegetables for the keto diet as this is a low carb vegetable. This has numerous health benefits as well. So my roasted broccoli is the best snack or side for your keto diet as well as low carb diet plan.
I’m a great fan of roasted veggies and especially I love green colored vegetables the most. This roasted broccoli is one of my favorite food that I add on my menu very often.
Nutritional Values & Health Benefits of Broccoli
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is dark green in color and looks similar to those of the cauliflowers. This is because they belong to the same family. All cruciferous vegetables are packed with lots of nutritions and are healthy super foods.
Broccoli is a low carb vegetable and perfect for a keto diet or even for any other diet. This is perfect for any soups (green goddess soup, broccoli mushroom soup), for appetizers/ snack (broccoli buffalo wings, broccoli tater tots), or for keto recipe (broccoli cheese soup).
Broccoli has many essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. It’s a great source of vitamin K & C, B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc. This is high in fiber and low in carb. This has numerous health benefits including a healthy digestive system and losing some extra pounds.
Ingredients of Roasted Broccoli
This oven roasted broccoli is an easy and quick recipe. We don’t need any fancy ingredients to make this roasted broccoli. This is a vegan and gluten-free recipe.
Broccoli Florets – Get brighter florets. This is the main ingredient.
Garlic – Use garlic generously. This will enhance the taste and makes the dish flavorful.
Chilli flakes – For spicy flavor. You can also add paprika also in place of chilli flakes
Olive oil, Salt – Essential ingredients for taste.
Tips to Make Perfect Oven Roasted Broccoli
Wash the broccoli properly. Go for brighter green broccoli heads. If you are buying broccoli then plan the recipe on the same day or maximum 1 – 2 days. Otherwise, it starts to turn yellowish in color.
Next chop broccoli head into bite-sized pieces. I cut the bigger florets vertically into two pieces. And leave the smaller ones as it.
In a bowl add olive oil, crushed garlic, salt, and chili flakes. Toss the chopped broccoli pieces with the seasoning mixture. Add garlic generously as this will add flavor to this roasted broccoli.
Now preheat oven at 425°F (220°C) for 2 minutes.
Line a parchment paper on a baking pan. Spread the broccoli florets evenly. Don’t overcrowd the sheet pan.
Now place the pan in oven and roast at 425°F (220°C) for 12 – 15 minutes. You need to roast on high heat 425°F to 450°F so that the florets will be crisp without the stems being tender and mushy.
You need to keep a close eye on them while roasting as it might get charred easily if roasted overtime. Remove once done and sprinkle salt and chilli flakes if required.
Other Possible Variations
Cheesy- Make it cheesy with some grated parmesan just after you remove it hot from oven. If you want vegan, the use of vegan cheese or vegan parmesan for this purpose.
Classic salt and pepper – Just toss the florets with only salt and pepper. Skip chilli flakes.
Italian Flavour – Toss it with Italian seasoning before baking. Then sprinkle some cheese after it’s roasted.
Asian Flavour – Toss is with sesame oil and ginger for baking. Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds.
Korean Teriyaki – Marinate with teriyaki sauce and roast. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Serving ideas for oven-roasted broccoli
This is a versatile item and goes well in any form. Serve this as snacks or as sides in your menu, this is just delicious. If you are on low carb diet, then this is a quick snack you can munch.
Add this roasted broccoli to your salads or to the buddha bowls. This will add extra nutrition to the menu. Try this roasted vegetable quinoa salad.
Recipe Card for Oven Roasted Broccoli
Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Chopping Board
- Microwave Oven
- Pre-heat oven at 425°F (220°C) for 2 minutes.
- Wash and chop broccoli head into bite-sized pieces.
- In a bowl add olive oil, crushed garlic, salt, and chilli flakes.
- Mix broccoli with seasoning mixture.
- Line a parchment paper on a baking pan.
- Spread the broccoli florets evenly.
- Don't overcrowd the pan.
- Now place the pan in oven and roast at 425°F (220°C) for 12 – 15 minutes.
- Remove once done and sprinkle salt and chilli flakes if required.
- Serve immediately.
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