Ultra Low-Carb Spicy Roasted Broccoli

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What you need:

2 cups broccoli florets
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 garlic cloves, sliced
A few squirts lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
½ tsp red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese – optional garnish

Utensils needed:

Convection oven
Baking sheet lined with aluminum foil
Cutting board



Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If you’re making a large batch of broccoli then I suggest you use a standard oven, but if you’re making one or two servings and a toaster oven is available use that. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 



Step 2: Arrange broccoli florets.

Arrange the broccoli in a single layer on the baking sheet. The florets should be roughly the same size to ensure that they cook evenly. 



Step 3: Drizzle coconut oil.

Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl and drizzle it over the broccoli. You may want to mix around the florets a little to make sure they are evenly coated.



Step 4: Add garlic.

I prefer large slices of garlic rather than minced pieces. Evenly sprinkle the garlic over the broccoli.




Step 5: Add red pepper flakes.

Start with a small sprinkle of the red pepper flakes. You can always add more. They got hotter the longer they cook so be warned that if you don’t have a cast iron mouth these will be spicy!



Step 6: Squirt lemon juice.

The little bit of lemon gives a nice balance to the spiciness of the pepper flakes. Add a little to start and then add more once the broccoli is done if so desired. Try apple cider vinegar instead for a similar taste.



Step 7: Roast.

Cooking time may vary depending on how large the floret pieces are. Check them after 20 minutes, then continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes or until they have nice browned edges. You might want to mix them around on the pan a little to ensure they are evenly browned all over.


Step 8: Top with parmesan.

Parmesan cheese is a tasty addition. Sprinkle a little, or a lot on top.




Step 9. Salt and pepper to taste!

The saltiness from the cheese was enough seasoning for me, but feel free to add more salt and even pepper if so desired. Enjoy your spicy roasted broccoli.