Roasted Broccoli w/ Garlic Yogurt Dip

by Laurel on January 15, 2013

Roasting is probably my favorite cooking technique. I love the deep flavors and smoky sweetness I can get from roasting. It can completely change the way your vegetables taste! I also think it’s a perfect technique to get someone to try a vegetable that they may not think they like, such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or squash.

I made a video for this easy but oh-so-satisfying broccoli appetizer. I hope you like it!

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Yogurt Dip

4 heads of broccoli
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt (approx.)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt (unsweetened)
Big handful fresh cilantro
1/2 lemon
3 cloves garlic

Pour the yogurt in a bowl. Finely chop the garlic, roughly chop the cilantro, and add them to yogurt. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Stir well and set the bowl in your refrigerator to allow the flavors to blend.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Remove the stems from the broccoli and cut into smaller florets, then spread out on a sheet pan. Drizzle the olive oil on top and shake on the salt and red pepper flakes. Toss the broccoli with clean hands to mix. Roast for 15-20 minutes until the edges turn golden brown and crispy.

Take the broccoli out of the oven and transfer to a plate. Serve big portions of broccoli with a small scoop of garlic yogurt dip on the side.

Tip: Since I avoid dairy products, I used plain soy-based yogurt for my recipe, but you can use any plain, unsweetened yogurt that you like.

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Yogurt Dip
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Yogurt Dip
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Yogurt Dip
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Yogurt Dip
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Yogurt Dip

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{ 3 comments }

Iris January 16, 2013 at 10:46 am

Mmm looks delicious! I could only have a small serving of this though…my stomach and cruciferous vegetables don’t get along, even if they’re my favorites ;_; Roasting veggies is also totally my fave method. The oven is a magical place.

Stanley Sterling February 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love broccoli, it is one of my favorite vegetable. In fact, my parents always consider this vegetable because it contains magnesium and calcium that help regulate blood pressure. Thank you for sharing such delicious recipe.

Louise @ Live-Healthy.org April 21, 2013 at 6:28 am

I love roasted Broccolli, but I’ve never tried it with any dip. Seems so obvious to try now that I’ve seen it :) Thanks for sharing Laurel. I’ll be sure to try this out on the weekend :)

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