Roast Broccoli & Chorizo

Roast Broccoli & Chorizo

Roast Broccoli & Chorizo

Roasting broccoli like most veg, really concentrates the flavour and takes it to another level. I also love how the chorizo releases it’s spicy juices to flavour the broccoli. Soo good!

enough for: 2
takes: 30 minutes or so

2 heads broccoli, chopped into bite sized chunks
2 chorizo or other spicy sausages, chopped
1 lemon, halved
aioli or mayo, to serve

1. Preheat your oven to 180C (350F).

2. Place broccoli, chorizo or sausage and lemon in a roasting pan. Drizzled with oil and sprinkle with lots of salt. Cover with foil and roast for 20 minutes.

3. Stir and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes or until the broccoli is tender and the chorizo or sausage is cooked.

4. Serve with lemon squeezed over and a bit dollop of aioli or mayo on top.


vegetarian – skip the chorizo or replace with 2 chopped red capsicum (bell peppers) and serve with a poached egg or a dollop of goats cheese or ricotta.

vegan – replace chorizo with roasted almonds (just add at the end) and serve with hummus or tahini.

egg-free – use vegan mayo or replace with a creamy ricotta or goats cheese or hummus.

herby – serve with chopped parsley.

more veg – serve on a bed of baby spinach or wilted greens. Or add other veg to the roasting pan like carrots, red peppers, parsnip or cauliflower.

different veg – cauli, asparagus, carrots (baby or chopped), small onions, red peppers, zucchini, eggplant or sweet potato.

carb lovers – toss in some cooked pasta. Or serve with tortillas.

more substantial – double the chorizo, be extra geneous with the mayo and/or add a handful roast nuts (almonds are awesome!).

short on time – pan fry broccoli and chorizo.

Waste Avoidance Strategy

broccoli – will keep for 2 weeks or longer in the fridge. Can be frozen. Best to chop before freezing for quicker defrosting.

chorizo – freeze it.

lemon – will keep for months in a plastic bag in the fridge.

aioli or mayo
– unopened in pantry or in fridge once opened.

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Lynn September 1, 2015

Broccoli has always been one of my favourite vegetables and now I love it even more! I hadn’t tried it roasted until now but it was really tasty. I added some bell peppers too. Recipes where I can throw a few things in a pan and come back later are my favourite.


jules September 3, 2015

Me too Lynn!


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