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7 Addicting Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli is the quintessential healthy food, maybe battling with spinach a bit, but when you think broccoli you immediately think good for you. Roasting broccoli brings out its natural flavor and is a great way to get your vitamins and minerals without feeling like you’re having health food. The following recipes all roast it up in different ways, so you can pick one that suits you and the meal you’re having. A side of broccoli goes well with any meat dish, especially beef and chicken.

7 Addicting Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipes- you will never look at broccoli the same way again!



garlic roasted broccoli

1. Garlic Roasted Broccoli
Roasting your broccoli works so well because it not only softens it up, it bakes flavor right into it. When you roast it up with some garlic you are really taking things to the next level. Rebecca has come up with this simple roasted broccoli recipe that uses just a few ingredients, but delivers a wholesome side that you’ll definitely be making more than once. It’s just plenty of broccoli, olive oil, a respectable amount of garlic, salt and pepper, and lemon juice. She says you can use a bit of red pepper flakes if you want to heat things up a bit. Twenty minutes from start to finish and you have a healthy side any night of the week.


2. Roasted Broccoli Tuna Salad
This is a tuna salad like none you’ve ever seen before because it’s using a generous portion of roasted broccoli. In fact, the broccoli gets the spotlight here, and will be the main thing you taste, with the tuna coming in a close second. They are using leftover roasted broccoli, so if you have any left over from the other recipes on this list, you can use it to make a yummy tuna salad in no time at all. If you really want this tuna salad you can roast up some broccoli especially for it, but it will take some extra time. Going Paleo means being resourceful and using what’s on hand, so it’s probably best to wait until you have some leftovers handy.

3. Spicy Sriracha Roasted Broccoli
Sriracha is pretty popular these days, and it’s a sure to way to improve the flavor of a dish if spicy is your thing. This recipe is short on ingredients, but each one is going to deliver flavor in massive amounts. You’ll want to use Paleo mayo for the mayonnaise, and it’s probably best to ditch the soy sauce, even if it is gluten-free. The combination of sriracha to Paleo mayo is enough to do the trick, and the way they have you cooking the broccoli up first, then putting the mixture all over it, then roasting it under the broiler is a great idea, and sure to produce broccoli that satisfies.


oven roasted pecan broccoli
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4. Roast Broccoli Salad
This is a roast broccoli salad you won’t soon forget, because it has so much going on that it hardly seems like it’s healthy anymore – but it is! It includes plenty of broccoli as well as mixed greens that you can choose which ones to use. It adds a bit of sriracha to spice things up, and has avocado in it, so you are getting a variety of superfoods that can go a long way in producing a healthier, more fit you.


5. Oven Roasted Broccoli
The roasting process alone is enough to make broccoli taste great, and the proof of that is this recipe that doesn’t add much to the equation, but things still come out great. It’s a reminder that Paleo recipes don’t have to have a lot of bells and whistles to be yummy, and the simpler you keep things the more likely it is to be Paleo friendly. You can’t get much more basic than broccoli roasted up in olive oil with a bit of salt and pepper to taste, and a little garlic powder for added flavor. We always recommend going organic, even with spices, so you’ll want to use sea salt for the salt, and organic pepper and garlic powder.

6. Simple Roasted Broccoli and Eggplant
One way to make a dish taste better and increase its nutritional content is to add another vegetable. Here they didn’t stop at just broccoli, but have added eggplant as well so that there is more to savor and enjoy. There will also be two different textures for you to explore, as broccoli and eggplant are very different in the way they feel in the mouth. This recipe has you using either Chinese or Japanese eggplant, and says you can add some pesto to the mix if you choose, which would really amp up the flavor.


simple roasted broccoli salad
Photo: Stuff I Make My Husband

7. Simple Roasted Broccoli Salad
This is a tuna salad like none you’ve ever seen before because it’s using a generous portion of roasted broccoli. In fact, the broccoli gets the spotlight here, and will be the main thing you taste, with the tuna coming in a close second. They are using leftover roasted broccoli, so if you have any left over from the other recipes on this list, you can use it to make a yummy tuna salad in no time at all. If you really want this tuna salad you can roast up some broccoli especially for it, but it will take some extra time. Going Paleo means being resourceful and using what’s on hand, so it’s probably best to wait until you have some leftovers handy.

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