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How to Make Healthy Roasted Broccoli
Posted by Kristen on Sep 21, 2011
This super simple recipe is a delicious way for you and your family to enjoy all of the health benefits of broccoli - few other vegetables are as naturally abundant in indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant that is thought to offer significant protection against all types of cancer. When roasted, broccoli takes on a bit of a nutty flavour. Even the kids will love roasted broccoli!
For this recipe, you'll need:
1 head of broccoli, washed and cut into florets
2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of one lemon
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once you have washed and cut broccoli into bite-sized florets, add to a large bowl and add olive oil.
Toss broccoli with olive oil to evenly coat. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste, and toss again to distribute.
Lay florets in a single layer on a baking dish or sheet. Bake until tender, usually around 15 minutes. Right after you take the florets out of the oven, drizzle with fresh lemon juice.
Oven-roasted broccoli is delicious by itself or with any whole grain like quinoa or brown rice.
For added flavour, include a few slices of creamy avocado.
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