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An oval white serving dish filled with roasted broccoli with a kick.

Roasted Broccoli With a Kick

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, healthy side dish, how to roast broccoli
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 180kcal
This is a super easy, but super flavorful way to make broccoli. It's good for you and so good to eat. Enjoy!
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  • Baking pan or 9"x13" baking dish


  • 2 broccoli crowns thick stems removed, cut into florets
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili paste such as Sambel Oelek or sriracha
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Whisk together all the ingredients (except broccoli) in a small bowl. Place the cut broccoli in a large bowl. Add the sauce and toss to coat the broccoli evenly.
  • Spread the broccoli over a baking sheet or baking dish and roast for 20 minutes, or until broccoli is lightly browned on top and softened. Serve at once.



We highly recommend going with fresh broccoli for this dish.  However, you will still get good results with bagged broccoli found in the produce section of most well-stocked supermarkets.  Don't steam the broccoli before roasting!  We don't recommend using frozen broccoli because the texture won't be desirable after roasting. 
Sambel Oelek and sriracha can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets, or sometimes in the condiments section, near the ketchup. 
For low heat, go with 1 tbsp of the chili paste.  For medium heat (our favorite) go with 2 tbsp of the chili paste.  Increase the amount for extra spicy. 
This dish is best served right out of the oven, but is still addictively delicious even after they've cooled off!


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 1000mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1910IU | Vitamin C: 275mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg