Recipe: Roasted Broccoli and Portobellos with Soy Dressing

by Cate on January 23, 2014

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Tonight was the first time I’ve cooked since I got sick. Surviving on take-out, meals cooked by the babysitter, and lots and lots of soup, it felt good to get back into the kitchen. Although I’m still taking it slow, for fear of going backwards. It would have felt even better if BOTH my kids ate dinner tonight. Madeline demolished her plate. Haven’t seen her eat like that in forever. Nick just pushed everything around and ate broccoli.


Because I’ve been subsisting largely on clear soups and saltines, to say I’ve been craving something green lately would be an understatement. And, well, it doesn’t get easier or better than roasted broccoli. And it’s a crowd favorite, so there’s that. Neither of the kids will eat mushrooms (yet), so when I made this dish, I put aside some roasted broccoli for them, before adding the mushrooms for me.

As long as you can roast vegetables, this recipe is dirt simple to make. And if you can’t, well, it’s time to learn because roasting anything makes it better.


A couple ingredients mixed together for the dressing, add to roasted broccoli (oven at 425, single layer of bite size pieces, drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, twenty minutes) and grilled portobello mushrooms, and you have yourself a completely guilt-free, full-on flavor side dish that will be hard to pass up.

Well, unless you hate portobellos… And then there may be no hope.

Roasted Broccoli and Portobellos with Soy Dressing
Recipe by Cate O’Malley, inspired by a recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good

Makes 4 servings as a side dish.
Dressing: 1/4 cup

1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp water
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
A pinch of coarse sea salt
Extra-virgin olive oil
3 portobello mushrooms, sliced and grilled
1 head of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces and roasted

Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, lime juice, and salt. Taste for seasoning, adding a pinch more salt or a bit more lime if necessary. Set the vinaigrette aside.

In a medium bowl, gently combine the roasted broccoli and grilled portobellos. Drizzle with dressing. Serve.

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Joanne January 24, 2014 at 7:55 am

You really can’t go wrong with roasted broccoli! It is such a favorite around here as well! Have to try it with that soy dressing.
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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 24, 2014 at 11:32 am

Roasted veggies are the best! My husband is a huge mushroom fan so he’ll love this!
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Michele @ Flavor Mosaic January 24, 2014 at 11:44 am

Yum! I love roasted vegetables; and these look amazing! Pinning!
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Angie January 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

This would go really well with some sticky Asian wings, yum!
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patsy January 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Glad you are feeling better! I’d be all over it with the mushrooms thrown in… great flavors to enjoy during the winter that we are having this year!
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