Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

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.




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