Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Whole30 and Paleo Balsamic Roasted Broccoli Recipe
Okay guys, if you haven't tried roasted broccoli, you seriously need to! This is pretty much my go to way of cooking any vegetable, but roasted broccoli and cauliflower are two of my absolute faves!
It's pretty foolproof, easy, and if you use parchment paper on your cookie sheets there is next to no cleanup. Does it get any better than that?
We all know we need to eat more veggies (pretty much every diet agrees on that, if they agree on nothing else) so here is a perfect way to do it!
Why eat broccoli - what are the benefits?
According to an article on healthlne.com, here are just a few reasons that you should try out this amazing roasted broccoli recipe:
Its packed with vitamins and minerals (high in Vitamin C, K, fiber and low carb! Who doesn't want that?) Plus, one serving has 2.6 grams of protein.
It contains antioxidants.
It may reduce inflammation.
May support heart health.
Promotes healthy digestion.
What can you serve balsamic roasted broccoli with?
We LOVE it with broiled salmon and another veggie. Since I typically follow the whole30 / paleo meal template, that is often a starchy veggie. For my husband and daughter, the second side is often rice and/or fruit.
2 T. EVOO
½ t. Salt
1 T. Coconut Aminos
1 T. Quality Balsamic Vinegar (Make sure there are no sulfites or added sugar if #Whole30)
1 T. garlic powder
2-3 crowns broccoli, washed and chopped into bit size pieces
Preheat oven to 425.
Mix all sauce ingredients together (everything except broccoli)
Chop broccoli florets into bite size pieces, as evenly as possible. (Save the stalks for broccoli hash!)
Toss broccoli with sauce and spread evenly over parchment covered baking sheet. Make sure broccoli is not crowded, using two pans if you have to.
Cook for 15 Minutes, toss and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, until caramelized. Optional: Cook in broiler for last 5 minutes.