From Roast To Soup: 8 Delectable Broccoli Recipes To Savour
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Broccoli is one of the most nutritious and versatile vegetables that can make any meal a healthy repast. Packed with numerous nutrients like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, proteins, vitamins C, B6 and D along with dietary fibre this unassuming vegetable makes up for a satisfying treat.

Regardless of its qualities, many critics disapprove of this superfood due to its distinct taste which might appeal as unpleasant. In contrast to this, some cherish broccoli and like every part of it from stems to florets. And these people know that there are many reasons to like broccoli apart from its nutrient content.

Broccoli has numerous possibilities which makes it an ultimate vegetable suitable for snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Whether you blanch, steam, bake or fry it, broccoli turns out immensely flavourful in every way. To back this statement, here are eight delicious broccoli recipes that can even turn a sceptic into a believer.

8 Delicious Broccoli Dishes To Try

1) Roasted Broccoli With Parmesan Cheese

Broccoli florets turn out to be utterly delicious when drizzled with seasoned olive oil, topped with parmesan cheese, and roasted in the oven until crispy. This easy recipe can make for a quick appetiser or a nutritious breakfast for busy mornings.

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2) Broccoli Pastries

Broccoli pastry is made by filling up puff pastry pockets with indulging and creamy broccoli filling. The filling is made by sauteing blanched broccoli with onions, seasonings, and cheese. Spreading mustard before adding filling makes it more flavourful. When it bakes the crust turns golden and all the flavours are infused beautifully.

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3) Broccoli Chicken Skillet

Broccoli chicken skillet can make up for a healthy one-pot recipe for busy mornings or last-minute dinner preparation. The tender succulent chicken and taste of broccoli along with seasonings and olive oil is a delightful recipe that you can pair with rice or pita bread.

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4) Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese

Adding up the mildly bitter and subtle sweet chunks of broccoli into the gooey mac-n-cheese is like a match made in heaven. The delightful chunks of broccoli add an extra element and volume to the recipe and infuse it with cheeses that make it unforgettable.

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5) Sauteed Broccoli 

Broccoli on its own is a flavour-packed gem that often gets neglected. Bringing out more flavours in the dish, this simple sauteed broccoli recipe turns out delicious when you add up your favourite seasonings. Also don't shy away from topping it with cheese to make it more delectable.

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6) Broccoli Pot Pies

Broccoli pot pies are a fun addition to lunch boxes as they confine the flavour of broccoli pie into small cups. With a delectable crust and gooey interior, this treat packs every taste bud with amazing flavours. It becomes even more exciting with the addition of cheese and other veggies.

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7) Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is one of the most straightforward and healthy dishes you can make. Just toss some broccoli florets in olive oil, a dash of pepper, some mayonnaise, and other veggies like chopped onions and tomatoes. To add more bite, you can include nuts and sunflower seeds.

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8) Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Cream Of Broccoli Soup is a luscious delight which is a beloved comfort food for any season. This recipe is made by blanching broccoli in salt water brine and then sauteeing it in butter along with chopped onions, garlic and some flour. After that, it is boiled in water until tender and blended into a fine soup. Then creamy hot milk tops this recipe to result in a satisfying treat.

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Beware! After trying these recipes you might want to avoid turning back and repent on why you never tried these sooner. From adults to children, everyone will become a fan of this nutritious veggie and insist on eating it every day in meals.