I’m gonna throw this out there – roasted broccoli and cauliflower doesn’t get any better than this.
If you’re looking for a roasted broccoli and cauliflower dish, then there’s a good chance you’re after the spectacular health benefits of both broccoli and cauliflower.
But what if I told you they could taste amazing as well?
Hailing from the cruciferous side of the vegetable world, both broccoli and cauliflower are, for want of a better word, superfoods.
Roasted broccoli and cauliflower – the home of heroes
Sure, you can shell out loads for your açaí or goji berries. You can spend ages hunting down your wheatgrass and noni fruits. But sometimes it pays to look a little closer to home.
By itself, broccoli is low in carbs and high in fiber. It’s also full of all sorts of vitamins and minerals.
When many people think of vitamin C, they often think orange. It might just be time to go green.
Just one cup of broccoli contains more than a day’s recommendation of vit C – how good is that? It’s also high in K1, folate (B9), potassium, manganese and iron.
Consumption of broccoli may help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, may lower cholesterol levels and improve eye health.
Cauliflower is just as nutritious. It’s all about the glucosinolates – and their bid to help prevent cancer. In-depth research and reviews can be found summed up here.
Roasted broccoli and cauliflower – the Mediterranean way
Of course, the thing that sets this particular dish apart is the taste, and we have our Spanish chef, Lorena, to thank for that. Thanks Lorena! It’s oily, it’s garlicky, and it’s delicious.
It’s also VERY easy, which is much appreciated after a hard day when we know we should eat right, but don’t quite know how to summon up the energy.
On that note – if you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and going veggie, join us here to try it for a month. It’s easier than you think – you just need to know how.
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
- 1 small head broccoli (about 350g/12oz)
- ½ head cauliflower (about 500g/18oz)
- 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar for example)
- ½ cup sundried tomatoes
- 7 garlic cloves
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp curry powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
- Finely dice the garlic.
- Chop the sundried tomatoes into small pieces.
- Mix the olive oil, garlic, sundried tomatoes, cheese and curry powder in a large bowl.
- Chop the broccoli and cauliflower into small florets. Then add them to the mix and make sure they're well-coated.
- Layer everything out into a oven-proof dish/baking tray and cover with foil.
- Cook for about 20 minutes, then uncover and stir.
- Re-cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until nicely browned. The veg should be cooked through, but not soft and mushy.
- That's it! Add salt and pepper to taste before serving. Delicious
Need more broccoli and cauliflower inspiration? We have a tasty salad right here. And there’s creamy broccoli pasta over here, if you’re looking for something a bit bigger. You can’t go wrong with either.
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