Brian puts hot sauce on everything — and a lot of it. So needless to say, I’ve gotten used to cooking foods with a kick! We love Chili Garlic Sauce and were so bummed to find out the brand we normally buy isn’t Whole30 approved. Bummer!
Luckily, I found a Whole30 compliant chili garlic sauce brand: Yai’s Thai Chili Garlic Hot Sauce (also sold on Amazon). If you can’t find it in a store near you and don’t want to order it online, you can always try making it yourself using this recipe from Joshua Weissman at Slim Palate — I’m just way to busy for that!
Switching It Up With Whole30
We eat mostly vegetarian and home and eat a fair amount of vegetables, but now that we’re doing our first Whole30, we’re eating even more vegetables and we’re trying new recipes to change things up.
It’s so easy to fall into a food rut, to make the same tried and true recipes you like week after week. But there is no way I would make it through Whole30, eating a mostly fruit and vegetable based diet with a little meat, if we kept making the same recipes over and over.
Making Chili Garlic Roasted Broccoli
Chili Garlic Roasted Broccoli by far one of the easiest side dishes to make.
I preheated my oven to 400 degrees and lined a baking sheet with parchment paper. I chopped up 2 large heads of broccoli, arranging the crowns on the baking sheet so no two pieces touched. This sounds neurotic, but it’s critical! When the broccoli pieces touch or are too close together, they don’t get as crispy and instead get a little soggy-ish.
I baked the broccoli in the oven for 10 minutes, removed it from the oven, and transferred it to a mixing bowl. I added some Chili Garlic Sauce and olive oil, and tossed the broccoli until all of the broccoli pieces were coated evenly. I then arranged them on the baking sheet again and put them back in the oven to cook for 10 more minutes.
OMG. The Chili Garlic Roasted Broccoli was spicy and crunchy and soooo delicious. I could have eaten only the broccoli, but we enjoyed it instead with our Sweet Italian Barbecue Chicken and Garlic And Thyme Cauliflower Mash.
Spicy Chili Garlic Roasted Broccoli
Tossed in chili garlic sauce, this crunchy, oven roasted broccoli has a big kick!
- Chili Garlic Sauce
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut large broccoli crowns into smaller florets and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet so no two pieces are touching. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove broccoli from oven and transfer to a micing bowl. Add chili garlic sauce and olive oil at a 2:1 ratio and mix until evenly coated.
- Arrange broccoli on baking sheet again, return to oven, and bake for 10 more minutes. Serve immediately.
When making this recipe, I used two large broccoli crowns, two tablespoons of chili garlic sauce and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.