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How to Cook Broccoli: 8 Brilliant Broccoli Recipes

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How to Cook Broccoli: 8 Brilliant Broccoli Recipes
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Love it or hate it, broccoli is the brassica with a lot going for it. Rich in vitamins C and A and it's also loaded with calcium, fibre and antioxidants, it’s easy to cook and satisfying for both meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Even better, each little floret looks like a miniature tree which is a sure fire way to get kids interested in veggies.

Steam it until it’s tender, dress it, eat it cold, or hot, with pasta, in a sauce or alongside meat. There is a lot to love about broccoli.

If you're wondering how to cook broccoli, just try any of the recipes below and find all the more reason to cook up some broccoli tonight.

Green Broccoli Smoothie

An easy vegan drink made up with blended broccoli, avocado, white grapes and bok choi that'll boost your vitamin intake come with winter months.


A great vegetarian or vegan main course made with coconut milk, a touch of chilli and an assortment of fresh vegetables.

Beef Steak With Broccoli

What better way to enjoy some fresh steamed broccoli than alongside a juicy steak.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Vegetarian comfort cooking at it's finest, the broccoli is smothered in a rich cheesy bechamel sauce. This also makes for a great side served along with a roast.

Cauliflower and Broccoli Quiche with Almonds

These decadent mini quiches are great for entertaining or even for a portable lunch if you want a dish to go.

Broccoli Miso Soup with Oyster Mushrooms

A great vegan appetizer, this soup comes with a Japanese twist of flavours championing big earthy flavours.

Mini Quiche with Broccoli

An easy tasty quiche is hard to beat, and these vegetarian versions are a great crowd pleaser for brunch.

Stir-Fried Beef with Carrots and Broccoli

A quick and healthy meal in one bowl, broccoli adds colour to this Chinese dish of beef and carrots that's ready in no time.

More: Looking for more recipes? You'll find plenty of ideas when you browse our entire collection of recipes - with a new recipe posted each day.

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