Broccoli is a healthy vegetable and there is no denying that. Browse through this article to mop up a handful of healthy broccoli recipes.

Healthy Broccoli Recipes

Why gorge on deep fried kebabs, greasy legs of mutton or sinfully rich pastries when you can have something just as tasty, but so much healthier? Well, this might have you a little bewildered for you sure don’t want to believe that there even is something that can compare to a saucer full of succulent kebabs. Fortunately for you and a large number of chickens, there is and it’s called broccoli. Broccoli, not to be confused with cauliflower, is a plant that has large flower heads that are usually green in color. Broccoli heads resemble the tops of trees. These edible heads sprout from a thick and edible stalk. It is the head and the stalk of the plant that make for such tasty treats. Treats that are tasty and far from plaguing you with the fat that is most common in ‘tasty’ dishes that do the rounds on most dining tables today. Read on to gain access to broccoli recipes that are both healthy and tasty, a combination that one only rarely comes across in the culinary world.

Nutritious Broccoli Recipes

Cream Of Broccoli Soup 

  • 4 large Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp Chicken powder
  • 3 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 cups skimmed Milk
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • A dash of Chilli Pepper
  • A dash of Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup cold Water
  • 4 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose Flour
  • 500 g Broccoli Florets
  • Melt ½ a teaspoon of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Brown the garlic and then add the chopped onions and carrots. Cook for five minutes or so and stir occasionally or as and when needed. Take the pan off the heat once the vegetables are cooked.
  • In a medium-sized pot, add the 4 cups of water and the chicken powder. Bring the contents of the pot to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli florets, but not everything since you will need a few florets just before the dish is complete.
  • Cover the pot and over a low heat, cook the broccoli for 15-20 minutes or until the broccoli turns tender. Care should be taken to ensure that the broccoli is ‘just tender’, overcooked or undercooked is not what you want.
  • Puree the vegetables in a blender or food processor. Do this in batches. Add the puree to the medium-sized pot. Your soup is almost ready.
  • Mix the flour with ¼ cup cold water.
  • Raise the heat and bring the soup to the boil. Add the flour mixture slowly or teaspoon at a time while stirring continuously and checking for desired consistency.
  • Once you’re happy with the consistency of the soup bring the cooking process to a finish by adding the black pepper, soy sauce and chilli pepper. Stir well.
  • Your soup is ready. You can serve it either hot or cold.

Broccoli Garlic Roast 


  • 3 Garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin Olive oil
  • 1 head Broccoli
  • A dash of freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • This dish is relatively easy to put together. Cut the head of the broccoli into florets. Peel the stems and begin to slice the broccoli. For this recipe you will need around 500-600 grams of broccoli.
  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • On a baking tray that has on it a baking sheet, toss the broccoli florets and add the olive oil, freshly ground pepper and salt.
  • Spread out the contents and without stirring the same, place the dish in the preheated oven. Roast the broccoli until its edges and stems begin to look deliciously crisp and tender. This should take around 20 minutes. Serve warm as opposed to hot.

Broccoli Salad


  • 7 cups Broccoli florets
  • 1 small Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1 bell Red Pepper
  • ¾ cup Celery (chopped)
  • ¾ cup seedless Raisins
  • ½ cup Sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup non-fat Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup White Vinegar
  • Salt to taste


  • It really is as simple as anything can get. In a large bowl add all the ingredients except the mayonnaise and vinegar. Stir.
  • In a smaller bowl, add the mayonnaise and vinegar. Mix!
  • Add the mayonnaise-vinegar mixture to the large bowl with the broccoli and other ingredients. Stir. Check for salt and serve.

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