Top 10 Ways to Cook Broccoli Hot

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This is the time of the year the we start seeing some great green vegetables at the Farmer's Market- Lots of different Lettuces, Bok Choy, Beet Greens , Kale, and of course Broccoli!

Broccoli Nutrition Facts

Broccoli is actually a flowering vegetable and it's widely considered by health experts to both prevent disease and promote health. Broccoli is known to be a rich source of nutrients which are thought to help prevent prostate cancer and lower stroke risks.

  • Very low in calories (about 30 calories per cup)
  • An exceptional source of Vitamin C (one cup has about 90mg, 150% of the RDA)
  • Contains 21% of the RDA of Vitamin A per cup 
  • Good source of the minerals calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and phosphorus.
  • Rich in Folates, Carotenoids, Vitamin K and B-complex group vitamins

Broccoli Selection and Storage

Choose fresh, bright, compact, firm textured flower heads. For storage, one of our readers suggests cutting about an inch off the bottom of the stem and placing the whole bunch in a container with water (like a flowers in a vase). Place this in your refrigerator with a plastic bag over the top and your broccoli will last a lot longer!

Broccoli Recipes

broccoli almondine 

Broccoli Almondine
This classic is a simple variation on sauteed broccoli and can be prepared very quickly! The almonds provide nice golden color and a nutty aroma. And who doesn't love butter!

 cream of broccoli soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup
With Nettles. Great on a cold winter day! The nettles are optional but definitely worth it if you have them available.

 

 hot broccoli dip

Hot Broccoli Dip
This is a party favorite! It's very simple to prepare and you can make it the night before. Very colorfulbroccoli salad

 broccoli salad Tasty Broccoli Salad
Some people don't like raw broccoli. This recipe has a fix. The honey and vinegar in the dressing adds a great sweet and sour note!
 broccoli pesto Broccoli Pesto
Very easy and super tasty recipe. Your kids won't even know they are eating Broccoli!
 broccoli frittata Broccoli Frittata Use those farm fresh eggs and some local goat cheese for this amazing frittata. Make this recipe ahead of time for a quick breakfast treat.
 broccoli slaw Broccoli Slaw with almonds, cranberries and red onion. Tossed with a delicious buttermilk dressing. You'll go back for seconds of this recipe!
 broccoli roasted Roasted Broccoli
With fresh Tomato sauce. The fresh rich flavor of the tomatoes is a nice counterpoint to the smokey, earthy flavor of the broccoli.

 

 broccoli fritters Broccoli Fritters
Perfect way to use leftover broccoli and these look and taste so amazing that your kids won't care that they are eating vegetables!
 broccoli souffle Broccoli Souffle
This elegant broccoli and goat cheese soufflé will wow your family and friends. Soufflés are surprisingly easy to make—the only trick is getting them on the table before they deflate!

 

 I hope you enjoy this list of broccoli recipes! If you like this then please check out our Top 10 Ways to Prepare Kale article!

We'd love to hear your feedback, please leave a comment if you try any of these recipes. Also, if you have a good broccoli recipe of your own, please share it with us!

 

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