Whenever I go to the store I always buy a couple heads of broccoli. I never have any idea what I'm going to use it for, which is highly uncharacteristic of me but I like to have it on hand because it encourages me to eat 1/2-2 heads per week and it's nice to throw into soups or other dishes. Sometimes I'll just steam it up and drizzle with a sauce, or top with cashews and nutritional yeast. Yesterday, however, I wanted to make something a little more involved. Now, this broccoli is hardly "involved" but it sure tastes like it is. This is a really quick recipe for dressing up broccoli with roasted garlic and a flavorful sesame sauce.

Produce On Parade - Roasted Garlic Sesame Broccoli

Roast for a quick 20 minutes and you'll have the perfect for side dish or a snack! This is definitely one of my new favorite ways to have broccoli.

To learn more about broccoli and what it can do for you, check out this wealth of information on the little green guys at nutritionfacts.org. It's my go-to place for scientifically based research on nutrition! 

Produce On Parade - Roasted Garlic Sesame BroccoliRoasted Garlic Sesame Broccoli

Serves 2

  • 2 small heads of broccoli, florets only largely chopped 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid amino acids (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • sprinkling of crushed red pepper flakes

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Chop the broccoli and transfer to a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Next, drizzle the sauce over the broccoli and mix well to coat. 

Produce On Parade - Roasted Garlic Sesame Broccoli Produce On Parade - Roasted Garlic Sesame Broccoli

Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes.  Halfway through, stir and rotate.

Serve hot as a side or snack. 

Produce On Parade - Roasted Garlic Sesame Broccoli

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German Word of The Day: Broccoli --> Brokkoli (It's pronounced pretty much the same, I just thought it was cool that it's with two "k" instead of the "c". 

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