This Simple Roasted Broccoli is the perfect side dish for any meal. It's a healthy and tasty recipe made with just 6 simple ingredients.
One of the biggest reasons that you need to make this Simple Broccoli Recipe is because it's refreshing and tastes great. Broccoli is a very versatile vegetable that has a wonderful flavor no matter what cooking method you choose to make it.
Cooked broccoli pairs perfectly with a number of different dishes as well which means that it's an easy dish that you can easily depend on as well. If you have 30 minutes of time, you can easily cook up this simple broccoli recipe.
What you'll need
- Broccoli. I like using the florets and roughly chopped stems, too. Why waste? Stems are delicious.
- Oil. Use grapeseed, olive, or avocado oil.
- Soy Sauce. Or tamari for a gluten-free option.
- Agave Syrup. Or maple syrup.
- Red Pepper Flakes. For a touch of heat.
How to make this Roasted Broccoli
1. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, soy sauce, agave, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
2. Place the broccoli onto a large non-stick baking sheet and pour the soy-sauce mixture over it. Using your hands mix everything nicely.
3. Roast at 425°F for 20 minutes until cooked through (check by poking with a fork, should be fork tender) and lightly browned. The browned bits are the best! So don't worry if you see some charring.
How To Cut Broccoli
When shopping for broccoli at the store buy a head of broccoli with florets that are bright green (not too yellow or brown).
Once you bring the broccoli home, be sure to give it a good rinse. Then cut off the florets, separating them as necessary, trying to have similar-sized pieces. Cut the remaining stalk into medium pieces as use that as well.
How to Meal Prep With Broccoli
Since broccoli can be enjoyed raw or cooked, meal prepping is actually a breeze. Planning ahead for your meals means that you can cut up broccoli and have it ready to go and stored in your fridge for a few days before you're ready to use it.
Just prep it as described above and that will save you time when you're ready to bake it as directed for this simple broccoli recipe.
See how simple this broccoli recipe is? It's literally the best way to cook up and enjoy broccoli! Everyone in the family is certain to agree that this needs to be one of your main side dish recipes moving forward.
How to Store and Reheat
The other great aspect of broccoli is that it's really easy to store and reheat. As long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge, it should stay fresh for about 5 days without any issues.
When it's time to reheat, just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds and it should be hot and ready to enjoy in no time at all.
How to Serve
Serving cooked broccoli is also super simple. You can easily add on any type of topping that you want to bring in some other flavors and taste.
Salt is one of the more popular additions, but red pepper flakes are great as well. You can even add on lemon pepper seasoning, or Everything Bagel seasoning as well.
As you can see, this is one simple recipe that you can easily whip up in no time at all. Not only is it easy to make and full of nutrients and other health benefits, but it's really delicious as well.
More tasty recipes to try:
- Whole Roasted Cabbage
- Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry
- Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
- Napa Cabbage Salad with Corn
Simple Roasted Broccoli
- 1 ½ lb. broccoli
- 2 tbsp. oil I used grapeseed oil
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. agave syrup
- 1 tsp. paprika
- red pepper flakes to taste
- In a small bowl, mix together the oil, soy sauce, agave, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- Place the broccoli onto a large non-stick baking sheet and pour the soy-sauce mixture over it. Using your hands mix everything nicely.
- Roast at 425°F for 20 minutes until cooked through (check by poking with a fork, should be fork tender) and lightly browned. The browned bits are the best! So don't worry if you see some charring.