Healthy Recipes Using Broccoli

Alpa Momaya

March 9, 2022

Broccoli has numerous health benefits. However, these benefits may diminish on boiling the vegetable. Therefore, preparation methods play a crucial role.


1. Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4 People


  • 1 Broccoli (cut into bite-size florets)
  • 1 tsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix broccoli florets with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper and minced garlic in a bowl.
  • Put them evenly on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the florets for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Continue unless they are adequately soft.
  • Prick the stalks with a knife to check.
  • Now, transfer the dish to a serving plate.
  • Add enough lemon juice for a refreshing, tangy flavour.
Keyword broccoli, garlic, lemon

2. Stir-fried Broccoli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4 People


  • 1 Broccoli (cut into florets of medium sizes)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • As per taste Salt
  • Lemon and oregano (optional)


  • Rinse broccoli florets and dry them
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan (normal heat)
  • Put red pepper and oregano and sizzle it for 1 minute.
  • Swirl the broccoli in the pan for 5-7 minutes.
  • Once cooked and crispy, season with salt and lemon.
  • Serve hot
Keyword broccoli

3. Broccoli spinach soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 2 People


  • 1 Broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 2 cups Spinach (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • as per taste Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp Almond/Cashew past
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onions


  • Add butter to a saucepan and let it melt
  • Then add garlic, and saute for a few seconds until it turns golden brown
  • Now, add onion into the pan and mix till it gets translucent.
  • Add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put some water and cover it for 2-3 minutes till it gets tender and easily pricked by a fork.
  • Add Spinach, Almond/cashew paste, milk, salt, and pepper and let it blend.
  • Boil the content and turn off the flame.
  • After slightly cooling, put the content in the blender to make a smooth puree out of it.
  • Boil the content for two more minutes, and your soup will be ready.
Keyword broccoli, soup

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables. You can eat it raw or cooked. However, you need to cook it carefully to prevent nutritional loss. The best way to cook broccoli is to steam, stir-fry or bake them.

However, boiling broccoli breaks down the essential nutritional qualities and generates a strange odour. 

Excessive cooking with salt eliminates the essential enzymes that help break down the nutritional riches into cancer fighters. So, cook your broccoli carefully and enjoy its benefits. 

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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