Looking for the perfect charred broccoli recipe? Look no further! This easy side dish really elevates the flavor of broccoli!
I had no idea what to make for dinner tonight. Sound familiar? We often like to do our cooking on the weekend, and then eat leftovers throughout the week. But we were watching football last weekend and apparently didn’t cook enough to make it through the week. Either that, or our two dogs have been sneaking midnight snacks…which is an entirely real possibility around this place!
All joking aside, dinner-time was quickly approaching and I didn’t have any ideas. But then I noticed that we had picked up some broccoli the other day in the store, and suddenly I began craving one of our old standby recipes: Charred Broccoli. Dinner was saved!
The beautiful thing about this charred broccoli recipe is you can tailor it to your personal tastes quite easily? Don’t like spicy food? Leave out the cayenne. Like Asian flavors? Add some shaved ginger or finish with soy sauce.
I had some walnuts leftover from my holiday baking adventures, so I added about 1/4 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts to this batch.
- 16 oz. broccoli chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional to taste
- 1½ tsp lemon juice
- Place broccoli in a large bowl.
- Combine remaining ingredients and add to the broccoli.
- Toss broccoli until evenly coated by olive oil mixture.
- Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes.
- Turn on broiler and broil for approximately 2 minutes. (Watch closely to ensure broccoli does not burn!)
- Drizzle lemon juice over broccoli to finish.
If you try out this charred broccoli, let me know in the comments! I hope you love it as much as my family.