Friday, April 18, 2014

Romanesco Broccoli Roasted

                      Total: 30 Minutes                   Serves 4
Romanesco broccoli, a beautiful lime green vegetable with a dense, heavy head covered in spiraling points, is widely grown in Italy and is starting to show up in more farmers' markets here. Unlike its close cousin the cauliflower, it doesn't have a sulfurous taste; instead, its flavor is mild and gently sweet.

1               head Romanesco broccoli, broken into large florets
2               tablespoons olive oil
1/2            teaspoon kosher salt
1/2            teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 450°. Toss Romanesco with oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, turning halfway through, until golden and tender, about 20 minutes.


  1. I thought I knew about all the vegetables, but this is a new one for me! I've not seen it in any markets around here. It sounds like something I'd like to try. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Nellie ,
      I am sure you have this type of broccoli in your supermarket . Ask your vegetable manager , there are many types of broccoli . ... it's broccoli with a catchy name ;-D thanks for stopping by and a happy Easter to your family from mind . :)

  2. Hi Nee, So glad I stopped by. I have always seen this type of vegetable, (Romanesco Broccoli) in my grocery store here on Long Island, but never knew what to do with it! I do love to learn about new foods. I have never had this before, but now with your recipe I feel I can venture out and purchase it. Easy and as you said it is mild and sweet. Next time I go to the store, I will purchase it. I am so excited to try this now. Thank you so much Nee, you are a doll. Blessings again for a wonderful Easter holiday! Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , if you like Broccoli , you will love this one and you can cook it the same way or with outer recipes . Hubby's aunt introduced it to me and I fell in love . Dottie you hang in there vegetables is my game , finally the weather was dry enough for hubby to plough my patch of garden , I will start planting next week .
      Dottie you are so very welcome and you sweetie is a 'Doll.' thanks for stopping by and Have a blessed and Happy Easter ....Nee


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