3 easy recipes with broccoli

The broccoli or broccoli as it is also known is a vegetable that belongs to the family of cabbages. It is a vegetable that gives us the following nutrients: water, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

It is rich in vitamin A, C, contains vitamins in less quantity of group B, B9 and vitamin E. The minerals contained in broccoli are: potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, zinc, selenium, manganese, copper, iron and folic acid.

The broccoli is therefore a vegetable full of properties and benefits gives us few calories, few fats and being rich in fiber and water favors the good intestinal transit as well as the elimination of liquids.

With the broccoli we can prepare it in many ways, boiled, steamed, battered, gratinated, accompanying other recipes of food such as meat, fish.

Broccoli recipes: 3 delicious dishes

Broccoli with yogurt sauce

Ingredients:

  • One kilo of broccoli
  • A natural yogurt skimmed
  • A few leaves of parsley.
  • One garlic clove.
  • A pinch of mustard powder.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of salt.

Elaboration:

We wash the broccoli bunches well. We cut the thick parts of the stem. We can cook the broccoli steamed or scald it in boiling water with a little salt until we notice that they are tender.

Once it is tender, if we have scalded it, we remove it from the fire and drain the water.

We reserve the broccoli in a dish or salad bowl to prepare the yogurt sauce. Wash the parsley and chop it in a small way.

We remove the skin from the garlic clove and finely chop it. In a bowl we put the yogurt, the parsley, the garlic, the black pepper, a pinch of salt and the mustard.

We remove to mix the ingredients well. Pour the yogurt sauce over the broccoli. We can serve this dish both cold and hot.

Broccoli with vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • One kilo of broccoli
  • Carrots type baby.
  • A pinch of cumin beans.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of sweet paprika.
  • One garlic clove.
  • One lemon's juice.
  • A spoonful of white wine vinegar.
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Elaboration:

Wash the broccoli and cut the thickest parts. Scald in boiling water with a little salt the broccoli until tender. Let's also warm the carrots until they are tender.

If we do not have baby carrots we can resort to another type of carrot that we will cook and then cut into thin strips.

Drain the broccoli, separate the sprigs, drain the carrots and put them in a dish to make the vinaigrette.

Peel the clove of garlic and cut it into thin slices. Sprinkle the garlic over the broccoli and carrots.

In a small bowl we put the oil, the vinegar, the lemon juice, the cumin, the black pepper, the pimento, a pinch of salt and stir to bind the vinaigrette well.

When serving, pour the vinaigrette over the broccoli and carrots.

Broccoli breaded

Baked broccoli can be prepared to accompany rice dishes, meat, fish, is a traditional way of preparing broccoli and usually triumphs among the kids of the house.

Ingredients:

  • One kilo of broccoli
  • 2 beaten eggs.
  • Simple wheat flour.
  • A clove of minced garlic.
  • A few leaves of chopped parsley.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Elaboration:

We wash the broccoli well, remove the thick stems. We cook the broccoli the way we like it more or steamed, or scalded with boiling water and a little salt, until it is tender.

When it is tender we remove the broccoli from the fire, carefully drain the water and separate the sprigs.

Beat the eggs well and put a pinch of salt. We make a majadito in the mortar with the garlic and the parsley.

Once well crushed, add it to the beaten eggs and stir to mix well.

On a plate we put a little flour to pass the broccoli sprigs. In a pan put a little oil to heat with low heat.

We go through the beaten egg the broccoli sprigs of flour.

When the oil is hot, we put the broccoli sprigs in the pan to brown. We pray first on one side and then on the other.

Prepare a plate with napkin or absorbent paper and we are placing the sprigs of golden broccoli so that the surplus oil drains.

As we have said before, the broccoli batter goes well with pasta dishes, rice dishes, meat, fish, mashed potatoes.

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