I’m here today to share this very simple vegetable dish!
Literally just pop them in the oven and bake, and they’ll turn out super yummy.
Similar to the kale chips I posted about here.
I’m slowly but surely starting to enjoy salad more (started with me forcing myself to eat them, then realizing they ain’t too bad with some sesame dressing, then basically me trying to eat as much as I can stomach) – this is less tumultuous and tedious than it sounds.
Still won’t declare it one of my favourite foods, but it’s not that high up on my “foods to avoid” list anymore.
I’ve always liked broccoli, and at one point of my childhood I was completely obsessed with it.
It’s a cruciferous vegetable – great sources of fiber and Vitamin C, as well as a cancer killer… but it makes you bloated and gassy too, which is not the best for people with irritable bowels.
So yes enjoy them with caution!
What you need:
• Sliced broccoli (the smaller the crispier)
• Some oil (typically olive but I sprayed the truffle oil on like what I did to the kale)
• Salt (I used a pinch of truffle salt)
• Pepper (I used the whole grains as you can see… not that effective)
1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius.
2. Pop the tray in – make sure the broccoli are dry before you prep them because high water content will only steam them!
3. Roast for about 20 mins. At the 10 minute mark, check and flip it so they are evenly brown.
How they looked like when I took them out.
This was after around 18-19 mins.
Don’t worry if they look too brown! Take a taste test if necessary.
The browner the better – they’re super crispy!
Of course make sure they aren’t burnt la HAHAHAHA.
Pro-tip: Cut your broccoli chunks into smaller pieces!
And don’t throw out the little leaves and stalks that fall out – just drizzle them over empty spaces and they’re be the crispiest of the bunch, understandably.
Honestly I really loved the taste of it – tasted very similar to kale, but of course there’s a different texture to it.
I didn’t dry the broccoli properly, so it wasn’t as crispy as I would have loved?
Next time I’ll try using the salad spinner.
Edit: I’ve made these a few more times now, as of 10 March 2018. It’s great!
But this is delicious and healthy (I didn’t toss them in oil, merely sprayed them on so a lot remained on the baking sheet).
This was served with AMAZING honey butter and garlic salmon, pan fried by my mother.
And a beautiful fried egg at the back.
Such a delicious dinner!
Can really eat this all day.
Next up: cauliflower!!
Hehe really excited.
And very easy + fuss-free to make.
Much better snacking alternative?
I’m seeing myself getting more and more health-conscious, which is definitely a very good thing ahaha but I just can’t stay away from fries.
Alright short and simple post here today!