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July 16, 2018

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower (Oil-Free)

This oil-free roasted broccoli and cauliflower is crispy and flavorful. Lightly seasoned with salt and red pepper flakes, this dish will become your new go-to side dish.

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Broccoli and cauliflower are two popular vegetables, but many people have horrifying memories of mushy broccoli and bland cauliflower. Not anymore! This broccoli and cauliflower is crispy and delicious. With tons of flavor!

Why I love Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Easy to make — it's SO easy to make this roasted broccoli and cauliflower recipe, there's just a few simple ingredients
  • Great for meal prep — I make a batch of this broccoli and cauliflower just about every week. I keep it on hand so no matter what I have a vegetable to eat
  • Nutrient dense — everyone knows that vegetables are good for you. But broccoli and cauliflower both boast some special nutritional benefits

Nutrition

Both broccoli and cauliflower are in the cruciferous family. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, or cabbage have some amazing gut-healing and inflammation-fighting properties.

These vegetables contain a phytonutrient that leads to the activation of our immune system. Every time you eat broccoli and cauliflower you promote the unlocking of your immune defense.

The antioxidants present in broccoli and cauliflower also provide cancer-fighting properties.

Plus broccoli and cauliflower are filled with fiber, one of the most important nutrients for your health.

There are so many good things in these veggies, I'm dying to eat them just writing about them.

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Ingredient Notes

  • Broccoli and Cauliflower: in this recipe I have you roast the broccoli and cauliflower together, but you can very easily make this dish with just one of the two. I do it all the time!
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is preferable here, but I've made this many times with freeze dried garlic and it ends up just as delicious. Garlic powder also works, but the powder makes the veggies grainy.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: If you don't like spice, you can omit the red pepper flakes. But I find that just a hint of spice adds so much depth to this dish.
  • Salt & Pepper: apply liberally!

How to Make Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2. Chop the broccoli crowns and cauliflower head into bite-sized pieces and thinly slice the garlic cloves.

Step 3. Rinse the chopped broccoli and cauliflower under cold water. Pat dry, leaving the veggies slightly damp but not wet.

Step 4. Place the broccoli and cauliflower on separate baking sheets. Sprinkle the sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper evenly over the broccoli and cauliflower. Toss lightly.

Step 5. Place the trays in the oven. Roast for 25 minutes (add 5 minutes for the cauliflower), stirring every 10 minutes to prevent sticking. Remove when the veggies are slightly browned. Enjoy!

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren't the veggies getting brown?

If you notice your veggies aren’t browning, you probably did not dry them enough before roasting. If this is happening, turn your oven up to 450 or 500.

What should I eat with this broccoli and cauliflower?

I suggest pairing this dish with a protein and a starch. You could eat it along side Tofu Apricot Skewers or Crispy Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

Or for a simpler dish, try whipping up some tempeh or tofu and adding a starch like sweet potatoes or quinoa.

Recipe Prayer

Lord thank you for giving us food that heals our bodies, food that fights for us like You fight for us. Keep us safe and healthy as we nourish our bodies with Your creation. Amen.

Related Recipes

Want more broccoli and cauliflower in your life? I do. Check out these other recipes using those delicious veg:

Broccoli

Cauliflower

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Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower (Oil-Free)

This oil-free roasted broccoli and cauliflower is crispy and flavorful. Lightly seasoned with salt and red pepper flakes, this dish will become your new go-to side dish.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

15

min

cook:

25

min

total:

40

min

Ingredients

  • 3 Broccoli Crowns
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Chop the broccoli crowns and cauliflower head into bite-sized pieces and thinly slice the garlic cloves.
  3. Rinse the chopped broccoli and cauliflower under cold water. Pat dry, leaving the veggies slightly damp but not wet.
  4. Place the broccoli and cauliflower on separate baking sheets. Sprinkle the sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper evenly over the broccoli and cauliflower. Toss lightly.
  5. Place the trays in the oven. Roast for 25 minutes (add 5 minutes for the cauliflower), stirring every 10 minutes to prevent sticking. Remove when the veggies are slightly browned. Enjoy!
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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography