You've probably have heard this before, most likely from someone under the age of 5, but vegetables suck. To me most are very bitter and of all types of taste, bitter foods are the ones I can't stand. Maybe it's from some evolutionary darwinism so that humans could avoid poisonous foods, but many foods that are safe to eat still taste bitter.
Now as an adult I eat vegetables with some quirks. While I still dislike a good amount of them, I've found that roasting vegetables is a great way to make them taste sweeter and as an added plus is also an easy cooking approach. That's why I'm excited to share my recipe for Roasted Broccoli and Garlic.
Comfort food usually has a connotation of lots of work. That is not accurate. A lot of recipes take a longer amount of time to cook, but are usually hands off. I really liked this recipe because once the ingredients were prepped, it is a one pan dish with little involvement once it's in the oven. I also lined my baking sheets with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
Roasting vegetables has a lot of perks but these are my favorite reasons to roast veggies:
- It gives a different texture to the vegetables
- It will caramelize the natural sugar in the veggies
- Uses less oil then sauteeing
- Easy set up and clean up, most recipes need only one baking sheet
- You can roast your entire email on one baking sheet. Add chicken breast or pork chops to this recipe
Have you ever roasted garlic? It's a great addition to any recipe. For roasting the garlic for this recipe, I sliced the top off of a head of garlic, then drizzled with olive oil. Place cut side down on the baking sheet and roast with the broccoli. When the broccoli is done, remove the garlic, let cool slightly and pop out all of the roasted garlic. Top broccoli with garlic and enjoy!
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Roasted Broccoli and Garlic
Forget about your steamed broccoli, this Roasted Broccoli and Garlic recipe will make you love vegetables even if you are a picky eater!
- 2 Bunches Broccoli
- Olive Oil
- 1 Head Garlic
- 1 Shallot Minced
- 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 4 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese Grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut broccoli into long stemmed florets. Place on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Slice the top off of a head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and place cut side down on the baking sheet.
Roast for 30 minutes, flipping broccoli once at the halfway point.
Once broccoli is finished, remove the garlic. Let cool slightly and pop out all of the cloves. Return cloves to pan, sprinkle pan with lemon juice, minced shallot and parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Arya's daily reminder to stop and smell the roses. Also look how tiny she used to be!