Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Roasted Broccoli In Mediterranean Style

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetable because it is not only tasty but loaded with health benefits. Powerhouse of nutrient broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C, K and A as well as foliate and fiber. It is also good source of manganese, potassium, magnesium and protein. Broccoli helps prevent heart disease, osteoporosis and high blood pressure. So I tried out this tempted roasted broccoli recipe which can be a healthy side dish choice of yours. What
I like about this roasted broccoli is it is easy and fast to make.


Broccoli                  5 cups
(cut and trimmed into
bite size florets)        
Cherry Tomatoes        1 cup
Extra virgin olive oil 2 table spoon
Garlic                 3 cloves (minced)
Lemon zest             ½ teas spoon
Lemon juice            1 table spoon
Dried oregano          1 tea spoon
Dried rosemary         ½ tea spoon
Red pepper flakes      ½ tea spoon
Raisin                 10 chopped (optional)
Salt  and pepper       according to taste 


Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Toss broccoli, tomatoes, garlic , oil, chilly flakes , salt in a large bowl until evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle pepper if necessary. Bake until the broccoli begins to brown, 10 to 13 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the lemon juice , zest, oregano, rosemary, chopped raisin ( if used) and then add the roasted vegetable to it. Mix well and serve warm. I hope this delicious roasted broccoli will soon be in your choice list.

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Catherine said...

This sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

This roasted broccoli sounds great!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I am not really a huge broccoli person, if truth be told, but I'd like to try this one. You used some great herbs and spices.
*kisses* HH