Broccoli Tree Recipe
Broccoli is one of the vegetables that we know we should eat more of but its so tough to convince yourself to buy them at the store, since you have no clue how to make them palatable.
I have been getting more and more into the Broil mode on the oven and had a head of broccoli to use in the refrigerator. I decided lets try out a little bit of this and a little bit of that and see what happened. Yes, my husband laughs every time I say this because he is scared something for dinner may be a bit too interesting to eat.
½ pound raw broccoli bunch on long stem, cut off any leaves
½ cup pine nuts or walnuts, minced (recommend using a food processor)
1 Tablespoon olive oil or more if desired
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven on Broil LO.
Cut and create mini trees with each broccoli crowning heads and stem. Sprinkle pan with half of the amount of the olive oil. Place broccoli trees on baking pan.
Sprinkle oil, salt, pepper, and nuts evenly across each broccoli tree. Place in oven and broil for 13-14 minutes.
BE careful not to burn the nuts and broccoli.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve warm as a great side dish. Mix with Riced Cauliflower (see recipe in my book) or eat a la carte.