Garlic Roasted Broccoli with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Roasted balsamic garlic broccoli recipe

Some of us can’t live without chocolate. Others can’t live without cookies. I can’t live without broccoli. I kid you not. I’m no health nut. I love pizza and French fries just as much as the next guy, but I LOVE my broccoli. It honestly would be one of my desert island foods, and I love broccoli prepared in any way.

However over the last two years, I’ve really had to up my efficiency in the kitchen game, and my preparation of choice has been roasting it. Almost every week, I roast a huge batch of broccoli early in the week. It ends up on salads, as finger snacks, as pizza toppings or quesadilla or omelet fillings. Just a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper will do but three extra ingredients – balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and minced garlic – are all it takes to make your roasted broccoli extraordinary.

Best of all this garlic balsamic vinaigrette is not only great for roasting vegetables. Use it to dress salads and as a sauce or a marinade for your proteins all week long.

Helpful tools: 1) Sheet pans

Pair it with: 1) Balsamic Caprese Chicken; 2) Mustard Roasted Fish; and 3) Roasted Orange and Rosemary Skillet Chicken

Smarts: More on how to roast vegetables

Roasted Balsamic Garlic Broccoli
Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, minced garlic, and olive oil are all it takes to make your roasted broccoli extraordinary. Make a batch early in the week and enjoy this healthy vegetable all week long
  • Broccoli, chopped – 1½ lbs.
  • Garlic, minced – 4 cloves
  • Balsamic vinegar – 1½ tbs.
  • Brown sugar – 2 tsp.
  • Olive oil – 2 tbs.
  1. Broccoli / Garlic – Prepare as directed
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spread out onto a sheet pan and toss with vinaigrette and plenty of salt and pepper
  3. Roast for 25 minutes, giving the pan a shake midway through
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  1. Sandi says

    One of our daughters is working in Japan. She will not be able to make it home for Thanksgiving. (USA). She is making several dishes for a Thanksgiving get together with friends over in Japan. She asked me for a Roasted Broccoli recipe. Your’s sounds great! ( think I will make it for my Thanksgiving dinner, too! :). Is there anyway I can email this recipe to her? I saw I can FB, tweet, or Pinterest it, but she not I do any of those. Can you help me? Thank you very much. I need to get it to her VERY SOON!! Thank you very much!!!

    • Jen says

      Aaand I just made some as part of dinner. It is far tastier than I had expected, and I had expected a lot! This will definitely become a regular in my kitchen.

  2. jeanelle says

    Would this be as good if you used frozen broccoli? My freezer thawed and I have two pounds of broccoli to use in the next few days.

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