Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bacon Broccoli

Ever get in a rut where certain foods just don't sound appetizing?  That was broccoli for me this fall/early winter.  Until I made this dish, which quickly become a weekly staple and go-to dish for sharing with friends.

Bacon Broccoli
adapted from Anna
serves 2-4

I don't measure anymore and the recipe is pretty forgiving, so if it looks like you need more bacon, use it (the thickness of slices can be deceiving).  Mix it up with cauliflower or brussels sprouts instead of broccoli.  Use pecans or pumpkin/sunflower seeds instead of walnuts.

8c broccoli florets
2-3T chopped walnuts
1 1/2t garlic powder
1/4t fine sea salt
~3T olive oil
3-4 slices nitrate-free bacon

Preheat oven to 400deg.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, walnuts, garlic powder and salt.  Pour in olive oil and toss, adding enough oil so that the broccoli isn't dry.  Transfer to a cookie sheet (or two) so it's in a single layer.

Using scissors, cut bacon into ~1/2" slices and sprinkle over broccoli.  Bake, 30-40min, stirring every 15min.  Transfer to a dish and serve.

What's your favorite way to enjoy broccoli?


Delicious Dishings said...

Love it! I feel like roasting completely transforms broccoli.

Erica said...

Yum! Simple veggie dishes are best. I actually love broccoli raw, steamed or roasted with a little red pepper

Joanne said...

Pretty sure this would get anyone excited about eating their broccoli!

Kristen said...

i love roasted broccoli! (basically any roasted veggie...)

Hannah said...

Bacon really does make everything better, huh? ;) In my case, it would be coconut bacon of course, but the concept is still the same. This dish would be an easy sell around here, even for the veggie-haters!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

My favorite way of eating broccoli is just plain roasted but I know how bacon makes everything better!

vanillasugarblog said...

reminds me of the broccoli salad I can't get enough of at whole foods.
so yeah, I'm with you on this: bacon-broccoli!

Rebecca said...

Made this tonight with brussels instead of broccoli… delicious! My new favorite way to eat them. :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made this today (only change I did was use fresh garlic) and it was AMAZING. Roasted broccoli never tastes so good :)

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