Healthy broccoli recipe – 5 Simple broccoli recipes

Broccoli recipes - 5 Simple and healthy broccoli recipes

Some people would say that eating healthy broccoli recipe is boring but it’s not true because broccoli is juicy, fresh, firm and should be cooked right.

Broccoli is a part of the Cauliflower family and its name comes from the Italian word “Broccolo”, which is a flower above the cabbage plant.

It is also the fifth most popular vegetable in the world which is often considered a foreign vegetable, broccoli is a regular vegetable which is difficult to find in some places in India.

Broccoli recipes are one of the most nutritious vegetable recipes with dark green, crisp and strong flowers that provide many health benefits of eating broccoli.

So here are the 5 simple and healthy broccoli recipes that would help you to enjoy the healthy and delicious broccoli recipe.

1. Simple healthy broccoli recipe

Simple broccoli recipe

Ingredients:

Broccoli – 1 Head

Olive oil – 3 tablespoons

Minced garlic – 2 cloves

Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper – 1 teaspoon

How to make it

Rinse broccoli well under cold running water.

Cut broccoli into individual small florets. Cut all the pieces of broccoli in almost the same size as the florets.

Place the florets pieces of broccoli in a large pot, add water and approximately 1 teaspoon salt and boil over high heat flame for 3-4 minutes.

Now, dry the broccoli properly with a colander in the sink, shake it and remove most of the water.

Then heat olive oil (2-3 tablespoons) in a large bowl over medium heat and cook garlic for 1 minute until the fragrance of garlic is out.

Add broccoli to it and cook it for 3-5 minutes and stir till it gets a crispy, tender and brownish golden color.

Now sprinkle lemon juice and pepper to taste and your simple healthy broccoli recipe is ready to serve immediately.

Note: Do not boil broccoli for too long because the flavor and crispness will be lost.

2. Baked cheese broccoli recipe

Baked cheese broccoli recipe

Ingredients:

Broccoli – Medium size or 500 g

Cheddar cheese – 250 g

Olive oil – 1 teaspoon

Milk – 280 ml Approx.

Plain flour – 3 tablespoons

White bread – 2 slices

Garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped

Green chili – 1 finely chopped

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper – 1 teaspoon

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 200C or 400F

Cut or you can peel off the broccoli florets in small pieces and then boil florets in water for 5-8 minutes till tender.

Boil the milk in a pan and bring it to simmer while adding the plain flour and cheddar cheese.

Add chopped garlic, green chili, salt, and black pepper in the cheese and flour mixture.

Place the broccoli in a casserole pan and pour the cheese mixture on top of it, then wrap the bread into thumb-shaped pieces over it. To make the bread crisp, pour some olive oil over it.

Then roast the broccoli pan in the oven for 25-35 minutes until golden.

And your baked cheese healthy broccoli recipe is ready to be served.

Also read: Simple and healthy oatmeal recipe for breakfast

3. Broccoli pasta recipe

Broccoli pasta recipe

Ingredients:

Boiled pasta – 1 cup

Broccoli – 1/4 cup

Chopped garlic – 2 teaspoons

Chopped red chilies – 1/2 teaspoon

Grated cheese – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper – 1 teaspoon

How to make it:

Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic.

Add chopped red chilies with salt and black pepper mix it properly.

Now add broccoli florets in it and allow to cook for two minutes.

After 2-3 minutes add the boiled pasta and over it add grated cheese and cook for 2 minutes.

And your broccoli pasta recipe is ready to be served.

4. Broccoli salad recipe

Broccoli salad recipe

Ingredients:

Broccoli – 1 Head (cut into small florets)

Chopped onion – 1

Chopped green capsicum – 1

Chopped red or yellow capsicum – 1 (optional)

Chopped garlic – 2 cloves

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Green chili – 1

Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt – 1/2 teaspoon (According to your taste)

Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon (According to your taste)

Half lemon – For a sprinkle

Raisins – 6-10 (optional)

Coriander leaves – For seasoning (optional)

How to make it:

Heat olive oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds till it gets cracked.

After the cumin seeds are crackled add chopped onion, garlic, green chilies, capsicum and add salt and black pepper. Mix it well till the veggies are brownish golden.

Now add the small florets of broccoli in it and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes.

After 5 minutes remove it in a plate and dress it with coriander leaves, raisins and sprinkle some lemon juice to enhance the taste of the broccoli salad recipe.

5. Broccoli and eggs fried rice recipe

Broccoli and eggs fried rice

Ingredients:

Broccoli – 1 head (Peel off small florets)

Eggs – 3-4

Cooked rice – 3 Cups

Chopped scallions – 1 (2-3 pieces) small bunch

Soya sauce – 4 spoons

Grated ginger – 1″ piece

Chopped garlic – 2 cloves

Vegetable oil – 4 tablespoons

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Sugar – 1 tablespoon

How to make it:

Heat a 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a frying skillet, add broccoli and scallions to cook for 3-4 minutes until the broccoli is tender and crisp, then remove it in a bowl.

Now heat the remaining 3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet and add the scrambled eggs to cook.

When the eggs are cooked add rice, soy sauce, sugar, grated ginger, chopped garlic, salt. Stir it well and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.

Now add the cooked broccoli and scallions, toss them up properly and your egg broccoli fried rice is ready to be served.

Also read: 5 Simple and easy to prepare healthy snacks recipes

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