Popcorn Broccoli
Serves: 4 as a side
  • 1½ lbs broccoli florets - from about 7-9 small heads of broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C). Prepare a lined baking sheet. Put the broccoli florets on the sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, smoked paprika, and pepper flakes, if using. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in the olive oil until smooth. Pour the spice and oil mixture over the broccoli and massage it in with your hands, making sure to coat the florets well. Alternatively, you can sprinkle all the spices right on the broccoli and drizzle the oil over top, then massage everything in.
  3. Roast the broccoli for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway, until the florets are cooked through and charred in parts. This popcorn broccoli is best enjoyed right away.
If your broccoli has leaves, roast them as well, they will crisp up like kale chips.
Recipe by Golubka Kitchen at https://golubkakitchen.com/popcorn-broccoli/