Earlier this week we promised we’d show you some healthy recipes to get you started off on the right foot in this new year, so here’s another one:  broccoli toast.  In the past we’ve made several different foods on bread and we’ve enjoyed them all, so here’s another one we really liked (based on a recipe from Bon Appétit).  It’s got some great roasted greens – so you’re getting your veggies in – but also delicious cheese and bread, because who doesn’t love carbs and dairy?  If you’re up for a tasty way to eat your vegetables, we’ll show you how to make this easy dish.

You’ll need:

  • A loaf of French bread
  • A head of broccoli
  • A whole head of garlic
  • Honey
  • Vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes
  • A 15-ounce carton of ricotta cheese

First, chop your broccoli into florets and cut your bread into 1/2-inch thick diagonal slices.




Place the broccoli on a baking sheet, along with all the peeled cloves from your head of garlic, and toss  everything with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Place your bread on a second sheet and spread another 2 tablespoons of olive oil over all the slices.  Bake both sheets at 400°F, toasting the bread for 10 minutes but letting the veggies roast for 25-30 minutes, until they’re browned.




Once the vegetables are done, take the garlic and mash it up, then mix it in a bowl with all of the ricotta.




You’ll also want to make a sauce by whisking together a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of vinegar, and some red pepper flakes (it’s your choice of how much to use, depending on how spicy you want the sauce to be).

Then spread the ricotta on top your bread, top with the broccoli, and spoon some of your sauce over each slice.




And there’s your toast!




Simple as that – aside from waiting for the vegetables to roast, this recipe takes no time at all, and yet it’s incredibly delicious.  The broccoli comes out nicely roasted and tastes great with the sweetness and heat from the honey sauce.  On top of some creamy ricotta and crispy bread, it’s a toasty, slightly spicy green treat.  So now you can’t say that eating healthy is difficult or bland, because with this toast you can have some great veggies with minimal effort and maximum taste.