Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Roasted Broccoli with Feta and Walnuts

My middle daughter has chosen broccoli as her favorite food. She likes it raw, steamed or roasted. She's not picky. This is my favorite way to eat broccoli. A cup of it prepared this way (before you add the cheese and walnuts) is about 75 calories.

2 1/2 pounds broccoli pieces
3 or 4 diced cloves garlic
1 or 2 tsp Penzey's Sweet Curry Powder
(if you've tried curry powder from the grocery store and didn't like it...this is quite different)
1 Tbsp and 1 tsp olive oil

Feta, crumbled (about 40 calories per tablespoon if you're counting)
Walnuts, chopped (about 43 calories per tablespoon)

Preheat oven to 425.
Toss broccoli and garlic with curry powder, olive oil and salt.

Spread broccoli out in baking dishes. I use two 9 x 13s and one 8 x 8. Roasting vegetables need room, or they will steam rather than roast.
Bake at 425 for 20 to 25 minutes.

Garnish individual bowls with feta and walnuts. The amount of feta and walnuts you use will depend on whether this is your main dish or a side dish. I like to give this to my kids as a main dish when they are wanting popcorn for dessert. This gives them veggies and protein and dairy and healthy monunsaturated fats (olive oil and walnuts) before they fill up on popcorn.


Try crumbled blue cheese and pecans for the cheese and nuts.

Or serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Skip the nuts and top with diced salami--maybe use some Italian herbs instead of curry powder. Shredded mozzarella cheese would work well with the salami.

Cauliflower is just as yummy.

This is the amount I make to serve the five of us as a side dish.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Ruth! This is so great! I am def going to try this this week! I love recipes that have all my fave things in them! Thanks for sharing!! :)YUM!