Fall is the perfect time for warmer, heavier foods than we enjoyed all summer. Roasted vegetables are an easy way to prepare them.
Normally, I roast cauliflower, brussels sprouts and the usual - potatoes. And they are delicious.
But, did you know that you can roast broccoli? It is easy and delicious!
It is almost so easy that you don't even need a recipe. The broccoli browns slightly, but that is just the natural sugars caramelizing. Roasted broccoli tastes a lot like steamed broccoli, but the flavor is more intense. The broccoli turns slightly chewy and still maintains a little crunch.
1 head broccoli, trimmed
salt and pepper
olive oil, 1/4 cup
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Wash broccoli and trim it to whatever size pieces you like. I cut each floret apart.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast at 400 for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with garlic and return to oven for another 5 minutes.
The broccoli should be slightly browned when done.