Looking for a tasty side dish, a vegetable addition for your favorite power bowl, or a quick and easy snack? It’s this 3-Ingredient Spicy Roasted Broccoli recipe. You only need three ingredients and about 15 minutes to make this recipe happen. And because it’s 100 percent plant-based, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly, this broccoli recipe will fit into almost any health and wellness plan!
The Secret to Perfect Spicy Roasted Broccoli
There’s a secret to pulling off this tasty Spicy Roasted Broccoli recipe, and it all has to do with the temperature of the oven. Many broccoli recipes call for steaming, boiling, or sautéing the florets. Those are all acceptable cooking methods, but none of them hold a candle to roasting in a super-hot oven.
You see, when you roast broccoli, the edges start to brown and caramelize. That doesn’t happen when you’re boiling or steaming! This process not only adds an appealing color to the dish, but it also deepens the flavors as well. The caramelized edges will be crispier and sweeter than the rest of the broccoli. Paired with spicy crushed red pepper, this Spicy Roasted Broccoli recipe has the perfect flavor combination!
If you’re tempted to turn down the temperature of the oven, don’t. We know that 425 degrees seems like it’s too hot to cook vegetables, but trust us: it’s the perfect temperature to cook the broccoli to a tender-crisp texture. It’s our secret to making broccoli taste good, every single time.
Once you make this 3-ingredient Spicy Roasted Broccoli recipe, you may never go back to boiling and steaming! It only takes 15 minutes and three ingredients to make this tasty, plant-based recipe happen. Add it to your eggs for breakfast, serve it with grains or over greens for lunch, or make a power bowl for dinner.
3-Ingredient Spicy Roasted Broccoli
- 1 head of broccoli cut into medium florets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper more or less to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Combine all ingredients and toss to coat the broccoli in the oil and red pepper. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet. Roast for about 15 minutes or until broccoli just begins to brown and char.
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