You probably already know that broccoli is healthy, but do you know how healthy? Broccoli is high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and protein – yes, protein. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, reduce inflammation, keep your eyes healthy, help you metabolize vitamin D, and lower your blood sugar. I sounds like we should all be eating broccoli as much as possible to me.
My favorite way to eat broccoli is one of the most simple – to roast it. Roasting broccoli turns just a vegetable into something I want to keep eating. This is not really a recipe, but more of a procedure.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Trim and wash the broccoli and cut into manageable sized stalks.
3. Pat broccoli dry with a paper towel.
4. Place in a large baking dish in one layer.
5. Brush liberally with olive oil.
6. Sprinkle with fine textured sea salt.
7. Roast for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn each piece over.
8. Return to the oven and roast an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. I like to roast it until the edges begin to char a bit.