Foods by Color: Broccoli Recipes You Need to Try

Broccoli Recipes You Need to Try

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Growing up I regularly ate steamed broccoli with a side of mayo for dipping and thought that was completely normal.  At first Rick thought my family’s eating habit was strange but then he gave in and tried it and now he is a mayo–broccoli-dipper himself. Have you ever tried broccoli dipped in mayo? I’m trying to figure out if it is a common food combination or not, but either way it is delicious. I admit that there are numerous ways to enjoy broccoli besides with a side of mayo, like in quiches, soups or pasta.  Scroll down for 14 Delicious Broccoli Recipes.

Health Benefits

Broccoli is a celebrity in the nutritional world, providing us with fiber, protein, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin.  Broccoli is an excellent source of  anticancer phytochemlicals called isothiocyanates which fight cancer by neutralizing carcinogens of the cancer battle; they reduce the carcinogens poisonous effects and speed up carcinogen removal from the body.  Isothiocyanates have been shown to inhibit tumors induced by chemical carcinogens.  Broccoli also contains indole-3-carbinol, which reduce the risk of breast and cervical cancer.

In Season & Storage

Broccoli is available all year round but is best during it’s peek months October through April.  When picking out broccoli pick heads that are heavy with small buds tightly packed together.  Yellowing signals that the broccoli is starting to go bad.  Store broccoli in the coldest part of your refrigerator in a produce bag where it can last for up to 10 days.

Broccoli Recipe Round-Up: Broccoli Recipes You Need to TryBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try : 14 Delicious Broccoli Recipes .jpg

Broccoli & Cheddar QuicheBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try : Broccoli Cheddar Quiche from Love and Olive Oil

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon QuicheBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try : Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche from Savory Simple from Savory Simple

Roasted Broccoli and Bacon CarbonaraBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try : Bacon and Roasted Broccoli Carbonara from Jason and Shawnda

Spaghetti with Broccoli Cream PestoBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try :Spaghetti with Broccoli Cream Pesto from Smitten from Smitten Kitchen

Broccoli & Cheese SoupBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try : Broccoli Cheese Soup from Dine and Dash from Dine and Dash {Featured in the Fall 2012 Week 6 Meal Plan}

Broccoli & Cheddar SoupBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try : Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Citron Limette from Citron Limette {Featured in the Fall 2013 Week 1 Meal Plan}

Roasted Broccoli Grilled CheeseBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try: Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese from Two Peas and their pod from Two Peas and Their Pod

Broccoli Pesto PastaBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try: Broccoli Pesto Pasta Annie' Eats from Annie’s Eats

Broccoli and Pistachio Pesto Lemon Pasta Broccoli Recipes You Need to Try: Pistachio Lemon Pesto Broccoli Pastafrom Tasting Table

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa CasseroleBroccoli Recipes You Need to Try: Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole from Jason and Shawnda

 Now go out and eat yourself some broccoli!

{Sources: 150 Healthiesst Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden Photo Source: ExLibrisJournal on Etsy}

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  1. Great round up – lots of good ways to use the broccoli that’s sitting in my fridge. Thanks!

  2. I grew up eating steamed broccoli with a side of mayo. Sometimes we’d season the mayo with soy sauce, too 🙂

    • Glad I’m not the only one! That sounds like an interesting combination, I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

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