Roasted Purple Broccoli Parmesan

Purple broccoli, bunched, on display

Purple sprouting broccoli is a special type of broccoli that produces small, broccoli-like heads on long, sweet stems in the spring.

1 bunch purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking tray with parchment. In a shallow baking dish or bowl, combine the olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the purple sprouting broccoli and toss to coat.

Place the broccoli in an even layer across the prepared baking tray. Roast in the oven until desired tenderness is reached, and until the edges are slightly crispy, about 10 to 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them, as they crisp up quickly.