Whether broccoli is your favorite vegetable or the one you still avoid, there is no denying that it is usually an afterthought in most recipes.
Sure, steaming or cooking is easy and doesn't taste bad but there is so much more you can do with the green vegetables – add casseroles, make it a salad or DIY your favorite Chinese take-away dish to start with.
We promise that vegetarians will also be convinced of these recipes.
1. Creamy Almond Broccoli Salad
Most creamy salads are loaded with mayo, but this version chooses a dressing of almond butter, miso, and orange juice that gives it a spicy kick.
Throw the ingredients together, drizzle them with sauce and you have a side dish / grill contribution / vegetarian lunch ready.
2. Whole 30 broccoli soup
What if we told you that this soup was as good chilled as it was hot? This is the magic of broccoli in liquid form, along with some other key ingredients.
Coconut milk adds the creaminess, green apple adds notes of sweet and sour, and Yukon gold potatoes give the soup a certain density. Herbs like shallots and spices like cinnamon combine all flavors.
It is so good that you want to sip it straight from the bowl.
3. Best Broccoli Salad
This classic summer dish has been modified to taste great without sugar, mayo, bacon and cheese (believe it or not).
Even better, the finished salad gets better over time, because the flavors have time to marinate. Store nuts and seeds as a side dish for the day you eat the salad to preserve its smoky taste and crispness. Sneaky and tasty.
4. Creamy vegan broccoli salad
Whenever we see "creamy" and "vegan" in the same sentence, we are immediately curious. The magic behind it is the herb-hemp dressing that you want to wear (and maybe even drink) from now on.
This salad is all about interesting textures. Beets, radishes and purple cabbage not only look great on a plate, they are also fun and crispy. Sprinkle hemp hearts for a little more.
5. Crunchy broccoli parmesan fritters
Think broccoli tots, but bigger. These latte-like donuts only need a food processor and pan and can be done in half an hour. Top it off with a dash of Greek yogurt or sour cream and maybe a little salsa.
6. Magic Broccoli with Lemon Garlic
Anything called "magic broccoli" is worth trying. This recipe only requires a little bit more effort than the usual frying in a pan, but the extra time makes such a difference.
Add garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parmesan to broccoli and put in the oven for 25 minutes. It is a game changer.
7. Vegan Bang Bang Broccoli
This vegan broccoli dish is as tasty as it is colorful. Chili paste and hot sauce give it a kick, and you probably already have most of the other ingredients in your pantry ̵
8. Curry Broccoli Coleslaw
This recipe caught our attention due to the curry powder and apples, two unusual ingredients in a broccoli coleslaw recipe. And it may not seem like it will work, but trust us, it really does (so good!).
You can make your life easier by picking up a bag of packaged broccoli coleslaw at the store. That way, you can just put it in a bowl, add the mix-ins, and off you go.
Pro-Tip : To make your own broccoli coleslaw, grate broccoli and carrots on a cheese grater, then add purple cabbage.
9. Cheese Cauliflower Broccoli Bake
This cheesy vegetable-filled dish is the ultimate healthy (ish) bake. Thanks to low-fat cheese, non-fat or coconut milk and olive oil, it's easier than the usual roll. Paprika and Dijon make the taste even better.
10. Szechuan shrimp and broccoli
Peace, take-out, we've got it covered. This spicy shrimp and broccoli dish can compete with any Chinese shipment and is easy to prepare. If you like it particularly spicy, add a little more sriracha or red pepper flakes.
11. Ginger Chicken Broccoli Pan Dishes
A pan dish is our favorite weekday meal, and this is no exception. Garlic, ginger, soy sauce and a hint of brown sugar turn chicken and broccoli into an excellent dish.
12. Paleo Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
You know this question: "If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?" Well, this recipe could be your new answer.
Alfredo without milk products is one thing – and it is the bomb. To stumble you even more, the noodles are made from beets (like in vegetables). Suitable for Whole30 fans, paleo peeps and keto dieters. It is a dish that you are sure to like.
The thought of broccoli at dinner made us say again and again: Um, not again. it just didn't cut raw and sautéed.
But then this list happened. We officially hop on the broccoli train between donuts, pan dishes and spoons of creamy broccoli coleslaw. Don't worry, there's plenty of room for you too.