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Oven Roasted Broccolini

Easy-to-make roasted broccolini! Healthy, paleo, and gluten-free.

Broccolini roasted and set on a platter.
Elise Bauer

Have you encountered broccolini? It looks like broccoli rabe, or a baby version of broccoli, but in truth it is neither of those vegetables, but a hybrid developed out of Japan. Unlike broccoli rabe, broccolini is not at all bitter, and even though it looks like broccoli, it doesn't taste like it, but is sweeter and nuttier.

It's delicious! And like other members of the brassica family, broccolini is loaded with iron and vitamins.

How to you cook broccolini? You can steam it, sauté it, or do what we've done here, roast it in the oven. More tender than broccoli, it cooks faster, so it's better to roast it at a higher temp (in our case under the broiler) for a short amount of time.

Broccolini roasted and set on a platter.
Elise Bauer

This recipe couldn't be easier! Just toss the broccolini with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and put it under the broiler for a few minutes.

Oven Roasted Broccolini

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 4 servings

If you want, squeeze a little lemon juice over the broccolini, right before serving.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches broccolini (about 1 1/4 pound total), trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 3 teaspoons)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven broiler.

  2. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Spread the broccolini out in an even layer. Sprinkle the garlic over the broccolini. Drizzle the olive oil over the broccolini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    A baking sheet filled with broccolini to show how to cook broccolini.
    Elise Bauer
  3. Place under the broiler and cook for 6 to 8 minutes (keep an eye on it!), until lightly browned and the stalks are fork tender.

    Serve immediately.

Links:

Wikipedia on Broccolini

Roasted Broccoli here on Simply Recipes

Easy Garlic Broccolini from Gina of Skinny Taste

10 Minute Miso Broccolini from TheKitchn

Roasted Broccolini
Elise Bauer