Roasted Romanesco – Spicy and Hearty

spicy roasted romanesco
spicy roasted romanesco

Raw romanesco is beautiful, and spicy roasted romanesco is delicious! Here is a recipe for a spicy roasted romanesco. Romanesco is cooked quickly at high heat, and then dressed with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper.

Roasted Romanesco - Spicy and Hearty

inspired by the blasted broccoli at Seattle’s Black Bottle, this is a spicy roasted romanesco. it comes together in about 25 minutes, and can either be a side dish for 3-4 people or a lunch for 1. (as it was for me.)

what is romanesco?

romanesco is like halfway between broccoli and cauliflower. it’s a member of the same brassica family. and all brassicas taste amazing when blasted on high heat and doused in garlic, olive oil, and red pepper.

This would be really good with a Campari rose spritzer, just sayin.

spicy roasted romanesco

Roasted Romanesco

Mimi Newman
inspired by the blasted broccoli on the menu at seattle’s black bottle, here is a spicy roasted romanesco recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 69 kcal


  • 1 romanesco crown
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Place romanesco on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast 15 minutes.
  • Remove sheet from oven and sprinkle with the garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Roast until romanesco is beginning to brown, about 5-8 minutes longer.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over and serve!


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 51mgPotassium: 440mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword roasted romanesco, romanesco
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