hey there friends. so i’m about a year into hangryforrealfood… and i haven’t been blogging… pretty much at all. i’ve been living life over on ig as a “microblogger” which is so great for day-to-day stuff… but sometimes i have more to say (let’s face it… i always have more to say) ha! so my intention with my blog for this year is just to post more. simple as that!
i talk about my obsession (read.. borderline addiction) with roasted broccoli all the time.. and i know i’m met with allllll the eyerolls. “great, another loony chick who LOVES VEGGIES, PLEASE!” hear me out though – i don’t LOVEEE all veggies and i’m not obsessed will all forms of broccoli – like i think steamed broccoli tastes like dirty water – sue me! but this broccoli…. is what gives you a broccoli addiction. legit so good i pop it like candy. honestly i eat the leftovers cold. (okay i’m gonna stop there before i lose you all) but for real try this out and let me know what you think!
so this recipe has a secret ingredient… there is no cheese or dairy in here.. that’s why it’s called “cheesy” roasted broccoli, not cheesy roasted broccoli – ya feel?
i like to cook with avocado oil – it has a higher smoke point than olive oil so i always use it when roasting. i prefer pink salt but you are welcome to use whatever salt you have on hand. here’s the secret ingredient.. bragg’s nutritional yeast.
what is nutritional yeast you ask? nutritional yeast is a deactivated form of yeast that adds a nutty, cheesy flavor to food. nutritional yeast is dairy-free (hooray) and an exciting bonus is that it is a complete protein source!
"Cheesy" Roasted Broccoli
- Avocado Oil
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- Nutritional Yeast
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Roughly chop broccoli into same size pieces (i like to remove most of the stem)
- Clean and dry broccoli (i use my salad spinner and blot with a paper towel to remove as much water as possible)
- Place 1/2 of broccoli in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with 1-2 tbsp of avocado oil. Sprinkle with 1tsp of salt and shake nutritional yeast on top (coating generously). Toss to coat evenly
- Add the remaining broccoli and repeat the same process with the oil, salt and yeast.
- Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, make sure pieces are not touching (cook in two batches if necessary)
- Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and toss.
- Bake for another 10-15 minutes until all edges are desired level of brown
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet before storing. Eat leftovers cold or reheat in oven or in a skillet