You already know it’s good to eat broccoli. This leafy green is rich in phenolic compounds, antioxidants linked to lower risk of getting cancer and diabetes, as well as fiber.
We strongly recommend you make broccoli the new favorite vegetable in your diet and we’ve found the right way for that. We present you with five mouth-watering and healthy broccoli recipes.
Mediterranean Roasted Chicken with Peppers and Broccoli
The first broccoli recipe is very easy and all done in a single pan using seven ingredients. The simple preparation of this recipe will give you more time for other activities you enjoy and the chance to still eat healthy food.
Full of proteins and iron for an active lifestyle, this meal is suitable for primal, low-carb and paleo diets. It is a truly terrific meal to make during the week.
Creamy Broccoli Soup
A creamy broccoli soup recipe is very healthy meal because instead of cream, you can use cannellini beans to achieve creaminess of the soup.
You can also add peas for increased amount of fiber and lots of various herbs to enhance the flavor of the creamy soup.
This recipe for creamy broccoli soup contains 9 grams of fiber and fifty percent of the daily requirement for vitamin C.
Roasted Broccoli & Radish Salad seasoned with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette
For this particular salad, you need to toss broccoli and radishes with olive oil and roast them together. This will bring out their natural sweetness and add some crunch to the broccoli florets.
Then you need to add golden raisins and red onion to the roasted vegetables, finishing the sweet and savory dish with a fresh and zesty vinaigrette made of lemon and mint.
Yes, my friends, you will be definitely adding this salad to your list of all-time favorite broccoli recipes.
Crunchy Salad dressed with Rosemary-Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette
Salads that are only made with tomatoes, carrots, and lettuce are usually a boring meal. But this special version is quite refreshing, with an excellent crunchy texture as well as an intriguing balance of flavors.
This is the result of the sweet apples, robust broccoli, dressed with tangy vinaigrette. This salad is also rich with phytochemicals and fiber coming from the vegetables and the fruit.
Vegan Broccoli Poppers
We end our list with a delicious vegan recipe for broccoli poppers. This recipe includes beans and flaxseed which boost the number of proteins in these poppers, making them perfect for all our vegan readers.
These broccoli poppers are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, fiber, lutein, and zeaxanthin (carotenoids), which are key components for the health of your eyes.