When it comes to eating better, broccoli is one of the best ingredients to get you started on a better path. Along with kale, broccoli is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. And it is fiber rich, which is great for your digestive system.
Personally, I loved broccoli ever since I was a little kid – I know most kids hate it, but not me! But if you’ve ever struggled to enjoy broccoli, then you simply have not had it prepared this way. This recipe will blow your mind. Yes. It really is that good.
For anyone searching for the perfect broccoli side dish recipe, stop. This is it. This is the only one you’ll ever need. As a broccoli lover, I recommend that you bookmark or print this recipe and put it up on your fridge.
Let’s just cut to the chase and discuss how to make this delicious Roasted Garlic Broccoli Side.
– 2 heads of broccoli
– 3 tbsp. olive oil
-4 large garlic cloves, minced
– ½ tsp cracked black pepper
– 1 tsp. kosher salt
– 1 ½ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
– Red pepper flakes to taste
First preheat your oven to 400°F. Cut your broccoli heads up into florets. Make sure each piece is bite-sized. Place these in a colander and then rinse. Shake until they are dry.
Now toss the broccoli pieces in a mixing bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Mix thoroughly, then spread the broccoli with all the extra fixings onto a rimmed baking sheet.
TIP: Make sure the vegetables are spread out or otherwise they might not get cooked evenly.
Bake the broccoli for about 7 minutes. Then remove the tray and turn the florets over. Bake them on this side of another 8 minutes.
You’ll know that your delicious side dish is done when the edges of the broccoli florets look nicely browned.
Remove the tray from the oven and immediately squeeze lemon juice over it. Then sprinkled red pepper flakes over the finished product.
Serve in a bowl or directly on the plate.
If you’re unconvinced by this recipe, perhaps a few facts about broccoli from The World’s Healthiest Foods will persuade you to try it.
“Over the past 10 years, research has made it clear that our risk of cancer in several different organ systems is related to the combination of these three problems: (1) chronic inflammation (2) oxidative stress, and (3) inadequate detoxification.”
The research continues:
“The unique combination of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-detoxification components in broccoli make it a unique food in terms of cancer prevention… In the case of broccoli, the research is strongest in showing decreased risk of prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, and ovarian cancer. We expect that risk reduction for other types will also eventually be shown to take place from regular consumption of broccoli.”
What do you think about this recipe? And don’t shy away from broccoli! It can help you beat cancer!
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