I love broccoli but in years past, I have always steamed it with a little sea salt and lemon juice. While that way is super easy and yummy, my love for roasted veggies led me to try something new. I read about roasting broccoli and gave it a try since roasted veggies are my favorite! I love the slight crispy texture but I wanted to add some extra flavor so I created this maple/balsamic glaze to drizzle on top and I feel it really adds some zing. You can use the same recipe with broccolini which is a family favorite of ours. This is a perfect side dish for steak or roasted chicken. I hope you enjoy!!
Maple Balsamic Roasted Broccoli
2 Heads of Broccoli, chopped
2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. Olive Oil, divided
1 Garlic clove, minced
2 Tbs. Balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. Maple Syrup
Preheat oven to 425°. Toss broccoli with 2 Tbs. of olive oil and spread evenly on baking sheet. Roast in oven for approx. 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
While broccoli is roasting, heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a small saucepan. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes and then remove from heat and allow to thicken. Drizzle over roasted broccoli and serve immediately.