Great Broccoli Dishes

· 31st May 2015

Broccoli may be one of the superfoods and something that we should eat every day. But that could get so boring after a while. If you are starting to tire of just eating plain broccoli with your meal, here are some exciting recipes that will make you fall in love all over again with this great vegetable.

Broccoli is one of the most protein-packed vegetables that exists, it’s ideal with any kind of dish, and above all, it tastes amazing. It also has a lot of vitamin C as well as those all-important cancer preventing properties. It contains hardly any fat, making it an excellent choice if you’re on a diet to lose weight. Take a look at our delicious broccoli recipes and get back in the kitchen with the broccoli!

Garlic broccoli with mushrooms

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This recipe is very easy to prepare and can be used as a starter or an easy supper dish. Serve it at a dinner party with chicken or meat to impress your guests.

Ingredients

  • 3 heads of broccoli
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

Method

First wash and cut the broccoli florets. Cut the garlic into very small pieces or mash it into a paste. Melt the butter in a frying pan, and add the garlic and then the broccoli. After a minute, add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and cover it to cook for about 10 minutes. Take it off the heat and remove the cover and let it sit for another 5 minutes (or until the broccoli is well cooked). Serve hot with grated parmesan cheese over the top.

Broccoli, cauliflower, and potato stir-fry

This recipe is very good for warming you up on cold days, because it delivers warmth and loads of vitamins and minerals while also filling you up. The ingredients for a meal big enough for five people are:

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 5 potatoes

Method

Cut all of the vegetables into similar-sized pieces and put them into a frying pan along with some butter. Fry them until they are tender. Afterwards, add a little bit more butter on top until it melts. You can also add grated parmesan cheese. For seasoning, try using nutmeg and cumin.

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Broccoli in chickpea sauce

This is a great way of doing something different with your broccoli and turning it into a really interesting dish. It makes a fantastic mid-week supper treat. It is packed with goodness as the broccoli and the chickpeas combine to become a “superfood”. You could even serve it as a starter at a dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 4 cups of broccoli
  • 1/4 cup of natural yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Method

In a blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas, yogurt, oil, lemon juice, spices, garlic, and salt into a smooth sauce consistency. Cut the broccoli into florets and cook in a saucepan until tender. Then drain them and put them into a bowl. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and it’s ready to eat. You can finish with grated cheese or freshly ground black pepper.

Broccoli vinaigrette with cheese and sweetcorn

This dish could be a super starter when you have friends or family over for dinner. It could also be a delicious and healthy lunch in the summer months – it will help you to avoid unhealthy and calorie-laden snacks during the day because it will make you feel fuller for longer. You can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge until you need it.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 1 cup of sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/2 pound of gouda cheese
  • Salt

Method

Boil the broccoli for 10 minutes with a little bit of salt, drain them, and set them aside. Mix the vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl. Pour the sauce on top of the broccoli and add the gouda. Chill and serve with crusty wholemeal bread.

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