Crunchy Italian Garlic-Roasted Broccoli

Growing up, my mom made dinners from scratch and she was always trying new things in the kitchen. She even catered for a while and her food is still some of the best I’ve ever eaten.

I’m so thankful to have been grown and fed fruits, vegetables, bean soups and lean meats, and all kinds of delicious, healthy food. And my mom’s food is so full of flavor, everything tastes great, especially the healthy stuff.

I always aim to please at my dinner table and when recipes turn out amazing, I can never wait to share them. So, here it is. My newest broccoli creation. The topping is crunchy and yummy and the broccoli is full of garlic flavor and has a nutty, browned coating because it’s baked. Yum.

Crunchy Italian Garlic-Roasted Broccoli

  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli, cut into small bite-sized piecesCrunchy Italian Garlic-Roasted Broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper

Mix the broccoli, garlic and 2 tablespoons avocado oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper and bake in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, add the rest of the almond oil and the bread crumbs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix again. Remove the broccoli from the oven and pour the bread crumb mixture over top. Bake another 5 minutes and serve.

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Broccoli with Sesame Dressing

I love broccoli, but I know not everyone does (my husband included.) So, broccoli gets a makeover every time I make it.

Sometimes it’s oven-roasted with lemon and spices, and other times, topped with cheese and pepper.

This time, it got a little Chinese spin with take out flavor and toasted sesame seeds to finish. Try this broccoli for a new take on a healthy, yummy side.

Sesame with Dressing Broccoli

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • shake or two of toasted sesame seeds

Steam the broccoli. (If you don’t have a steamer, I “steam” by adding about 1 inch of water to the bottom of a sauce pan with the broccoli, and turning the heat on high. Once the water is boiling, I stir the broccoli a couple times and cook until you can pretty easily insert a fork.)

For the sauce, mix the remaining ingredients together. Pour over the steamed broccoli, and add toasted sesame seeds to top.

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Oven-Roasted Garlic Lemon Pepper Broccoli

It’s early Saturday morning but I can’t stop dreaming about the broccoli from dinner last night. Broccoli you say? Yes!

So I love broccoli, steamed, raw, and otherwise. My hubby, not so much. This recipe though? He told me how great he thought it was and I was floored to say the least.

This broccoli side is the easiest and tastiest. Just toss together a few ingredients and bake in the oven creating a crispy, crunchy, nutty flavor. This is going to be a new weekly staple for sure.

Oven Roasted Garlic Lemon PepperĀ BroccoliIMG_20170623_190647

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy!

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