Roasted Chili & Garlic Broccoli
January 23, 2017    POSTED IN  RecipesSide

Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods on the planet and with the right preparation it can also be one of the tastiest.

Broccoli contains vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, fiber and folic acid. It has also been readily studied for its potential to fight cancer.  Certain phytochemicals found in broccoli are believed to have powerful cancer-killing properties. Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting qualities are also thought to be provided by broccoli.

Roasted Chili & Garlic Broccoli
PREP TIME: 5-10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10-15 minutes
1 medium bunch of broccoli (about 3-4 cups broccoli florets)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red chili, thinly sliced (use less for a milder dish)
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1/2 lemon, juiced (optional

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.


Separate the broccoli into florets. In a large bowl, toss together florets, olive oil, garlic, chili, salt, and pepper.  Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes, turning once, until broccoli is tender and lightly crisp.  Toss broccoli with lemon juice and serve warm or cold.


Renee is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist practicing in Chicago.