Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

This is one of my favorite ways to cook broccoli lately.  It’s super simple and so flavorful.  You can mix it up by tossing the roasted broccoli with lemon juice, parmesan or red pepper flakes as well.  DSC_0479

What to buy: (Serves 2-3)

  • 2 bunches of broccoli (mine were small)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

What to do:

  • preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leave an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets and discard the rest
  • place the broccoli florets on a baking sheet
  • toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • sprinkle with the salt and pepper
  • roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned
  • take broccoli out of the oven and immediately toss with sesame seeds and more salt and pepper to taste, serve hot

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