Broccoli is a great vegetable you can have for dinner or brunch. It is delicious, heart-healthy, and a fantastic way to include greens in a meal. Loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and fibers, broccoli is a powerhouse of energy. While some people love the earthy and natural flavor of broccoli, the others run screaming to the bedroom when it’s served. Here are 10 healthy broccoli recipes even the pickiest eaters will love.
Sometimes, all you need is some pesto and spices to create a masterpiece with broccoli. The best thing about this Brazillian recipe is that you can make it to any spice level you prefer.
Broccoli Mac N Cheese
This easy one-pan recipe is easy and delicious to prepare. If your kids hate broccoli, this recipe is a great way to get them to eat this nutritious vegetable. Just saute broccoli and add to your regular vegan mac n cheese for a delicious preparation.
Broccoli Walnut Pasta
This recipe is a treat to your taste buds. All you need is 20 minutes and 7 ingredients to prepare this: roast broccoli and cook pasta al dente. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add garlic to it. Reduce the flame to low and add pasta, walnuts, and roasted broccoli. Sprinkle some vegan parmesan and add pasta waster for perfect consistency. Serve hot!
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Fan of soups? Broccoli cheddar soup is a great way to get your family to eat broccoli. Saute onions in butter until translucent. Take a large saucepan and whisk melted vegan butter and flour over medium flame. You can add 2 or 3 tablespoons of nut milk to keep the flour from burning. After 3 minutes, gradually pour milk into the mixture and add vegetable stock. Cook until mixture is thickened and flour taste is gone, for about 20 minutes on low flame. Add broccoli, sauteed onions, carrots and cook until tender. Add some vegan cheese and season with salt and pepper.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Frittata
Frittatas aren’t just for breakfast; they make great brunch and dinner meals. Melt vegan butter with olive oil over a medium flame—Cook broccoli, onions, cauliflower, and garlic until tender and crisp. Add 2 tablespoon water and steam for 2 minutes. Pour flax eggs over the vegetables and sprinkle with salt, thyme, and pepper. Cook until the frittata is evenly cooked. Sprinkle some vegan cheese and serve hot.
Who can say no to salads! We have a healthier version of this recipe. Trim bottom of broccoli stems and cut in quarters. Cook broccoli in salted water for 5 to 7 minutes. Rinse broccoli with chilled water to stop the cooking process. Leave the broccoli to dry for at least 30 minutes. Take a serving bowl and whisk garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, black pepper, dijon mustard, rice vinegar, and salt together; drizzle olive oil and whisk until the dressing is creamy. Toss the broccoli and let it marinate for 10 minutes. Refrigerate the preparation if you want your salad cold.
Broccoli and Cheese Calzones
It’s an easy preparation that takes just 30 minutes: mix vegan ricotta and mozzarella with broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Roll the dough in a circle and spread the mixture over 1 side of the circle. Lift one side and fold over so it meets the other side. Seal the edges with your finger. Preheat the oven at 400 F and bake the calzones for 15 minutes or until puffed, golden brown. Let the calzones sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli
If you are looking for a unique way to serve broccoli, this is your way—Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, toss the broccoli pieces with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, garlic, and pepper. Spread the broccoli on a baking sheet and bake for at least 15 minutes until the broccoli is tender. After 20 minutes, transfer roasted broccoli into a serving platter. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the preparation and serve with a tangy twist.
Broccoli and Garlic Ricotta Toasts with Honey
Crispy roasted broccoli is the solution for your hunger. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange bread slices and drizzle with olive oil. Place garlic and broccoli in another baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, and season broccoli with salt. For the next step, place the broccoli tray at the first rack and bread at the bottom rack. Cook for a good 15 minutes until the bread is crisp and golden. Take out the bread and roast until the broccoli and garlic are brown and crispy.
While the broccoli is getting roasted, whisk honey, red pepper flakes, and vinegar in a bowl. When garlic is at room temperature, squeeze them out of cloves and mash to form a paste. Add ricotta to the paste and season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture over bread slices and top with roasted broccoli. Place on a serving plate and drizzle with honey dressing.
When we see broccoli, we think of it as a side serving of the main dish. But not anymore. Even if you are not a broccoli lover, these dishes will inspire you to eat broccoli more often. We have tried to include unique and creative recipes so that you reconsider your food choices and see how surprisingly delicious this humble vegetable is. Ingredients like cheddar, ricotta, pasta, and mozzarella will attract your kids like nothing else. The best part, along with mouth-watering flavors, is that you’re serving nutrition to your family in the form of broccoli packed with dietary fibers, Vitamin B, potassium, iron, etc. Eat your greens, and stay healthy.