This vegan recipe for Caramelized Broccoli makes a delicious side dish with a nutty sweetness that comes from cooking the broccoli perfectly. This yummy veggie is easy to cook, and will have even picky eaters loving their broccoli!
Broccoli Week continues with a fabulous recipe for Caramelized Broccoli!
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Caramelized Broccoli is basically an oven version of my Grilled Garlicky Broccoli, because sometimes you just can’t get outside to grill.
Basically, the technique for this recipe is just the opposite of the grilled version. In the grilled broccoli recipe you steam and then brown the broccoli.
For this recipe you brown the broccoli in a pan on the stove, and then steam it.
Even if you have picky eaters at home who say they don’t like broccoli, this recipe for Caramelized Broccoli will get them to change their minds!
Bring out the sweetness of broccoli
Caramelizing broccoli brings out the sweetness of the green veggie.
And, I like this with the pinch of red pepper, but you can leave it off if you don’t like a hint of heat to your food.
Other great veggie side dishes you’ll love
I’m always looking for great sides to go along with dinner. Either to round out the meal, or make it healthier.
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Caramelized Broccoli Recipe
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- 1 head of broccoli leaves peeled and halved lengthwise
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon garlic
- pinch crushed red pepper
- salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
- In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add the broccoli, cut side down, and cover. Cook over medium-high heat until nice and brown on the bottom, about 8 minutes. Add the water, cover and cook until broccoli is tender and the water has evaporated, about 7 minutes.
- Drizzle the remaining oil over the broccoli, and sprinkle with the garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Cook uncovered, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as desired.