Broccoli is a very exotic vegetable. It is similar to cauliflower, which is commonly found in every household. Broccoli actually comes under cabbage family. Its name is derived from “broccolo”, an Italian word which means flowering top of cabbage plant. According to experts, broccoli was first cultivated in Europe, 2000 years. It was spread to other countries by the Italians. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables. It is very exotic dish with crisp, dark green and solid florets. It has a long history that is well known.
During a state dinner, president Obama said that broccoli was his favourite vegetable. Broccoli ranks fifth in popularity around the world. Although, the 43rd president of United States, George Bush disagreed with this and banned broccoli from being served to him. He said that he didn’t like the vegetable.
Some people believe that cooking broccoli is boring. Broccoli is juicy, firm and fresh. It needs to be rightly cooked. When you boil broccoli in boiled water, its cells break down faster. When you have less time, cut the broccoli, put some olive oil and salt on it and put it in the oven. Broccoli florets can also be grilled, baked or sauteed. When you cook broccoli, make sure that you give away steam and let the florets absorb flavor and not get pulpy.
In this article, we have collected 10 recipes that you must try in order to get the best of this vegetable:-
- Baked Broccoli
Broccoli is combined with fresh, creamy cheese to give you very easy to prepare dish.
- Cream of Broccoli Soup
This soup is very healthy, creamy and perfect for consumption in winter.
- Broccoli Pasta
This is a very tasty and easy pasta recipe. You can add pepper rather than chilli flakes. One can add chicken too.
- Roasted Bell Pepper with Broccoli Salad
Broccoli, spring onions and red peppers are all tossed together and mild seasoning and apricots are added.
- Spaghetti Lo Mein
Those who like Lo Mein must try this recipe. You must prepare all ingredients in advance.
- Garlic Shrimp Ramen
This Asian style noodle contains shrimp, garlic and broccoli. This is a delicious dish that is prepared in less time.
- Broccoli Casserole
Broccoli Casserole is very easy to prepare. It has a wonderful flavor. You can add Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper.
- Creamy Broccoli Soup
This is one of the best broccoli soup that you will taste. This is good for a light lunch when you combine it with spinach, avocado and broccoli.
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This recipe was given to me by my mother. Organic Vegetable Broth can be used instead of Chicken because everyone loves natural spices and other flavors.
- Shrimp And Broccoli Fettucine
Fettuccine is combined with garlic shrimp, broccoli and lemony cream sauce. These are topped with fresh tomatoes.