Recipe: Roasted Broccolini With Nori Salt

Roasted Broccolini With Nori Salt

Flickr: Larry

Roasted broccolini is a great alternative for broccoli and makes the perfect side dish or a quick delicious snack!

Broccolini is a unique vegetable that resembles broccoli or asparagus in physical appearance, with long stalks topped by delicate buds.

In flavor, this unique vegetable reminds me of asparagus, being sweet and tender with a hint of broccoli-like bite.

In fact, the plant is so delicate that it can be eaten raw or cooked very briefly. Broccolini is rich in many vitamins and minerals. It carries high amounts of vitamin C, potassium, iron, fiber, and vitamin A.

In this delicious recipe, the broccolini is sprinkled with sesame seeds, which are full of zinc, an essential mineral that helps repair damaged tissue in the body.

I try to add sesame seeds to many recipes because these little seeds contain an anti-cancer compound called phytate, plus the magnesium in sesame seeds also boasts anti-cancer properties.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Yield: 4 servings

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


For the broccolini
2 bunches broccolini
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 tablespoon coconut aminos, or gluten free tamari or soy sauce

For the nori salt
1 sheet toasted nori, shredded
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon large-flake sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For the broccolini

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Toss broccolini with sesame oil and coconut aminos.

3. Spread in a single layer on two baking sheets and roast in oven until crispy, about 8 minutes.

For the nori salt

  1. 1. In a small bowl, stir together shredded nori, sesame seeds, cayenne, salt, and pepper.

2. Sprinkle broccolini with nori salt and serve.