Garlicky Oven-Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe
I’m going to throw this out there: roasted broccoli and cauliflower doesn’t get any better than this.
Broccoli and cauliflower are already incredibly versatile vegetables. You could mix a hot vinaigrette for a hearty salad, throw one into a pan with cheddar cheese for an easy meal, or squeeze in between some bread and other vegetables to make a sandwich, it could go on and on, but you get the picture.
Any of the vegetables can be held on any dish. But, when you combine both to make this awesome low-carb meal, you’ve got something revolutionary.
Perfectly tender with slightly crispy edges; this Mediterranean-style roasted broccoli and cauliflower recipe is the best out there.
With just broccoli and cauliflower, a handful of other simple ingredients, and some warmth, you’ll have this simple, nutritious meal before you in no time!
Spices & Dressing
To add more flavor to my roasted vegetables, I decided to use olive oil (extra virgin), curry powder, chopped garlic, and some grated cheese.
Cheddar or vegetarian Parmesan cheese would be great for this easy side dish recipe and if you don’t have curry, turmeric would suffice
Olive oil is a staple in my pantry, so I always have a bottle, but you can use a neutral oil like canola or avocado
A tastier oil like peanut oil would really do wonders here, so I would recommend using that instead.
Garlic powder could replace fresh garlic cloves and you might consider adding black pepper, cayenne pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a spicy touch before finishing everything with some sesame seeds.
Two members of the cruciferous family star in this Spanish favorite; fresh broccoli and fresh cauliflower.
Take them out and you will have a hot pan of oil, cheese and spices that… It’s not that bad, but it doesn’t sound the most appetizing either.
There are no substitutes that can replace those or the intensely sweet but sour sun-dried tomatoes, without disturbing the food completely, but you can add a couple of sliced carrots, red onions or radishes to make this dish even more filling!
How many calories are in this roasted broccoli and cauliflower? A serving of
this oven-roasted cauliflower
broccoli recipe will provide you with approximately 396 calories and 16 g of protein.
Here’s a quick rundown of its nutritional information:
If you’re looking for a plate of roasted broccoli and cauliflower,
then there’s a good chance you’re looking for the spectacular health benefits of broccoli and cauliflower. But
what if I told you that they also taste amazing?
Hailing from the cruciferous side of the plant world, broccoli and cauliflower are superfoods for lack of a better word
Sure, you can shell out loads for your açaí or goji berries. You can spend years hunting your wheatgrass and noni fruits. But sometimes it’s worth looking a little closer to home.
By itself, broccoli is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. It’s also packed with all sorts of vitamins and minerals; When many people think of vitamin C, they often think of orange. It may be time to go green.
Just one cup of broccoli contains more than a day’s recommendation of vit C and is also high in K1, folic acid (B9), potassium, manganese and iron.
Consuming broccoli can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, can lower cholesterol levels and improve eye health.
Cauliflower is just as nutritious. It’s about glucosinolates, and their intent to help prevent cancer. In-depth research and reviews can be found in this article on the health benefits of cauliflower.
How to Make the Best Oven-Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Set your oven to preheat to 200°C/390°F. Chop the garlic and chop the sun-dried tomatoes. Separate cauliflower and broccoli flowers into smaller pieces and keep each in a medium bowl.
- Take a large bowl and mix the olive oil, garlic, cheese, tomatoes and curry powder until well combined. Take out the broccoli and cauliflower and then add them to the mix, making sure each bite-sized foil is well covered.
- Skirt the edges of your baking sheet, sheet tray, or baking sheet with some parchment paper. Spread everything on your baking sheet prepared in a single layer and cover with foil.
Throw in the oven and
- after 20 minutes, open the oven and give everything a good blow. Close the oven and let the vegetables remain for another 10-15 minutes until their edges have become slightly brown.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper (with a little extra cheese, if you’re naughty) and that’s it. Their roasted cruciferous vegetables are ready!
Serve as a perfect side dish, an appetizer or just as a delicious lunch
Frequently Asked Questions about Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
What takes longer to cook
broccoli or cauliflower?
Since cauliflower florets are denser and tougher than broccoli, cauliflower usually takes longer to cook. However, the size of your florets and the cooking method you choose to use also play a pretty big role in how quickly they’ll cook, so keep that in mind.
Is roasted broccoli healthy?
Roasted broccoli is also extremely healthy and nutritious! “But won’t the nutrients be lost in all the heat?” you ask. Well… Not exactly.
You see, every time you cook vegetables at high temperatures, there’s a chance you’ll eliminate some of those vitamins and minerals. But, you’re also going to break down cell walls to release others.
How you cook matters, too
We are not throwing vegetables into an open flame for eternity; We simply cover them and roast them in the oven for a while, so that they can absorb those flavors well and we get tender and still nutritious vegetables.
How is broccoli
and cauliflower cooked?
- blanch broccoli and cauliflower to make frittatas, cold salads or even stews
- blender for a soup Sauté
- with other
- Or even drizzle some oil on the vegetables, mix them in the seasoning and roast them to make a simple accompaniment that you will be dreaming about for days!
turn them in a
vegetables to make a main course
More broccoli and cauliflower recipes
Here are some of our most recognized cauliflower and broccoli recipes!
Easy broccoli and cauliflower soup Sweet potato and broccoli Edamame salad Baking Vegan Sauté with creamy peanut sauce Broccoli paste Roasted cauliflower fillet with red pepper sauce Broccoli cheese casserole Roasted cauliflower Curry Low-carb garlic Cauliflower puree Creamy Vegan cauliflower soup And finally, here’s a compilation of the best vegan broccoli
This roasted cauliflower and broccoli is a delicious side dish guaranteed to be a new staple on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table and a meal the whole family can enjoy (try it with our vegan Thanksgiving recipes!).
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