Thursday, March 5, 2015

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

To those that know me, I'm not someone that normally shares a ton of facts or details....just not my style however the benefits of eating broccoli often are crazy good for you.


Broccoli is low in calories, with only about 27 calories in a 1/2-cup serving of the cooked vegetable. It also contains respectable amounts of vitamins and minerals. A 1/2-cup serving of cooked broccoli provides 50.6 milligrams of vitamin C, 110 micrograms of vitamin K and about 1,207 international units of vitamin A. Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of your body tissues, while vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Vitamin A is essential for good eyesight. Broccoli is rich in beneficial minerals, including potassium, with 229 milligrams in a 1/2-cup serving, and calcium, with 31 milligrams per 1/2 cup. EAT YOUR Broccoli folks!!  This recipe helps as well!

Roasted Broccoli

2 heads of fresh broccoli
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Fresh lemon wedges
Toasted sesame seeds
Soy sauce, optional

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut broccoli head into florets. Trim ends from broccoli stalks, peel and cut into bite-size pieces. Place broccoli pieces in a bowl & drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat. Spread broccoli in a single layer on a large rimmed baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
Cook for 20 minutes and stir,  roast about 10 to 15 minutes more or until broccoli is tender and browned. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve with fresh lemon wedges. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Makes about 3 cups- you can cut this recipe in half


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