Elisabeth’s Chili Lime Broccoli Bake



Elisabeth's Chili Lime Broccoli Bake
I owe this recipe to my cousin Elisabeth who made this dish while we were on vacation. When I saw her load up the shopping cart with loads of broccoli and cauliflower I thought there is no way we are going to eat all that. But she promised me that it would be gone by the end of the night, and she was right. I don't know what it is about this dish, but we all had multiple servings. It is so tasty I would have been happy eating a big plateful of it by itself. In fact I think I might just do that this week.
Recipe type: Side, Main
Serves: 6-8
  • 3 heads of Cauliflower chopped
  • 3 heads of Broccoli chopped
  • 2 limes
  • 4 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Chili powder (as much as you like but feel free to be liberal)
  • Sea Salt to taste
  1. In a large bowl mix together broccoli, cauliflower, olive oil, the juice from 1 lime, chili powder, and sea salt.
  2. Spread out evenly onto baking sheets and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 400.
  3. Coat cooked veggies with juice from the second lime before serving.
Now obviously we know that broccoli is good for you, but did you know that it is actually one of the best cancer fighters out there?! It is very high in Vitamin A and Iron, and has more Vitamin C then an orange. Plus the nutritionally make up of broccoli is 40% protein, making it a great choice for vegetarians.

Cauliflower is another cruciferous vegetable like broccoli that is also known for it's cancer fighting abilities. It also has many antioxidant properties and aids in detoxification of the body. Cauliflower also acts as an anti-inflmatory and is especially help in chronic conditions.

Limes are not only super refreshing, but super alkalizing as well. When your body is alkalized you have more energy and feel more awake. Limes are also very high in vitamin C which will support the immune system. And another reason to use limes is that they contain a compound called limonnoid which is actually shown to kill cancer cells!

Chili Powder contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C. And it has been shown to help reduce inflammation and swelling in achy joints.