Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli gets crispy, tender, and even more delicious when roasted. The balsamic vinegar adds a sweet, acidic note and the soy sauce adds another depth of flavor. The zest adds some bright pop and garlic, well, garlic just makes everything better.

Roasting carmelizes the broccoli, adding more flavor.

Serve as a side dish or serve over pasta, rice, or even beans to make it a more complete main meal. Leftovers, if you have any, are also fantastic in a salad.

Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Crispy, tender roasted broccoli with balsamic and garlic makes a delicious side or main dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Author: Rachel at Fridge Two Table


  • 2 large heads broccoli (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried orange or lemon zest OR
  • 2 tsp fresh orange or lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or foil for easy release and clean-up.
  • Cut the broccoli into florets and add to a large bowl. Add the minced garlic, zest, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, and any additional salt and pepper.
  • Mix to evenly coat the broccoli and spread on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 35 minutes until crispy on the outside and fork-tender on the inside.


  • I use reduced-sodium soy sauce, so I usually add in an extra small pinch of salt. Season according to your tastebuds.
  • I kept my florets on the larger side. Adjust the cooking time down a bit if cutting the florets into smaller pieces.

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