Oven Roasted Long Stem Broccoli

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Long Stem Broccoli

This oven-roasted long stem broccoli recipe is another great side dish to serve if you have other food you are preparing in the oven.

The preparation time is minimal and the taste is excellent.

tenderstem broccoli recipe

Long broccoli are full of vitamins and nutrients.

tenderstem broccoli

Oven Roasted Long Stem Broccoli
Long Stem Broccoli

In these pictures, I have used long-stemmed broccoli. ‘What is long stem broccoli’ ? I hear you ask.

tenderstem broccoli side

Well, long-stemmed or long stalk broccoli is a variety of broccoli that is otherwise known as Broccolini or Broccolette. It is a long stem vegetable, tenderer than normal broccoli.

tenderstem broccoli recipe side

It is also known as tenderstem broccoli and broccoletti. We think it just tastes better.

You can see that we eat the stems which can be quite juicy, certainly more so than the stem of normal broccoli. Broccolini is actually a cross between kale and broccoli.

Oven Roasted Long Stem Broccoli
Broccolini

How to cook long stemmed broccoli

It can be cooked in a variety of ways, like many vegetables. This recipe calls for a simple roasting or baking in the oven. But it can also be stir-fried, boiled, steamed or even eaten raw.

long stem broccoli

My kids used to call these ‘boompjes’ which means ‘little trees’ in Dutch.

It was one of the only green vegetables they would eat, funnily enough. I would sauté them in a bit of butter and salt which I suppose did the trick.

broccolini

It is good for adding Vitamin A to your diet so a worthy and healthy addition.

Oven Roasted Long Stem Broccoli
Tenderstem Broccoli

You can use this delicious dish to accompany many types of foods. We often eat it as an accompaniment to a Sunday roast chicken dinner or even just a midweek supper.

roast chicken dinner

It is so easy to cook and really healthy for you. Greens are always good for you, right?!

Both broccoli and broccolini are highly nutritious vegetables which you can read more about here

If you cannot get hold of broccolini and just have normal broccoli then here are a few more tips on how to cook broccoli, 7 ways!.

How to cook long stem broccoli

Oven Roasted Long Stem Broccoli

oven roasted long stem broccoli

This simple recipe might get your kids eating greens again? My kids love these ('boompjes' or 'trees' as they call them in Dutch)

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • A bunch of long-stem broccoli
  • Garlic powder (or freshly ground dried garlic chips)
  • 10g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (I use an olive oil spray)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Separate the broccoli stems and place them in a baking tin. Sprinkle with the garlic powder and the olive oil. Place the butter on the top and put in the oven.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven.

Notes

As a side dish with whatever you want.

This recipe is great with a Sunday roast :

And other possible accompaniments:

 

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