Garlic Roasted Broccoli and Beets are fragrant, healthy, and easy to prepare! Enjoy them as a side dish for weeknight dinners.
Roasted broccoli may be my cooking method of choice for these delicious little green trees! As a kid, I remember enjoying them as a part of Asian style stir fry dishes. In college – when I was meh at cooking – I’d steam them and season with just salt and pepper. Times have changed, my friends! Let’s just say I’ve learned more about incorporating various textures, flavors, and seasonings…
It’s amusing to look back at the times when we were new at experimenting in the kitchen. I remember the one time I tried to make a sautéed Cajun shrimp dish. It was years ago, in my first apartment off-campus in undergrad. The seasonings were meant to be used sparingly, but I got a LITTLE overzealous. Long story short, the shrimp were SO salty, it was inedible. Like, each bite was so salty it burned a little in our mouths. It was a while before I was ready to try cooking another shrimp recipe.
Texture and Flavor
After years of failing and succeeding in the kitchen, now I feel like I (mostly) have a knack for it. Two words that have helped me improve my skillz? Texture and flavor. It sounds obvious, but think about the perfect dish. Various textures and well-balanced flavors will almost certainly be incorporated into the food, right?
Hot, sizzling slices of garlic and onion are the most flavorful ways to start any dish, and I wanted to incorporate them into this awesome veggie recipe. Kosher salt and freshly grated pepper add a necessary touch for even MORE flavor, and our trusty oven does the rest.
There’s something wonderful about roasted broccoli, isn’t there? Slightly crispy outside, perfectly seasoned all around. Tossing these cruciferous veggies in olive oil allow for the crispy edges, and don’t get me started on how delicious roasted beets are. Okay…you can get me started :-P.
One of the most satisfying things about roasting beets is when you actually get to eat them: tender, flavorful, and sweet! I have a feeling you’ll also love getting bites of crispy garlic and roasted onion…yum.
If you’re looking for a way to broaden your roasting horizons, grab a couple heads of broccoli, a few beets, and get to it. The various textures of roasted veggies (crispy-ish outside, tender inside) makes for a satisfying meal, whether you enjoy it as-is or alongside a main entrée for lunch or dinner!
Fragrant roasted garlic combined with fresh broccoli and beets will have you going back for seconds! This dish is great as a side dish to go along with your weeknight dinners.
- 2 medium heads broccoli, cut into florets
- 2-3 large beets, washed, peeled, and diced
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
- Up to 6 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly grated pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss broccoli, beets, onions, and garlic in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread evenly in one layer on baking sheet.
- Roast for approximately 40 minutes, or until broccoli is adequately browned and beets are soft when pierced with a knife , flipping once.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately.
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- What’s your favorite veggie to roast?
- Any plans for the weekend?