The Best Broccoli Recipes to Choose From

Broccoli is an excellent component to any meal. Check out our range of broccoli recipes and start cooking delicious meals in no time.

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Why Greens Are Good for You and Your Recipes

Broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable, is known for its reputation as a superfood. It’s high in many nutrients, including fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium which are known to be beneficial in heart disease prevention, normal tissue growth and blood pressure control. Not only this, but broccoli is also low in calories, making it a good option for those looking to eat high volume foods in a low calorie diet.

Like many vegetables, broccoli can be prepared in a wealth of ways, including boiling, steaming, roasting, frying and baking. You can also season it in your preferred way to enhance its flavour. Some popular broccoli recipes include broccoli soup, broccoli pasta and fried broccoli.

Broccoli is also an extremely popular side dish for the traditional British meal, the roast dinner (also known as a Sunday roast). Broccoli makes an ideal side dish to a Sunday roast for many reasons, the first being aesthetics; the brightness of the green, contrasts perfectly against the rest of the components, creating an appetising meal to look at and enjoy. The contrasting texture is also a hit, and the digestive benefits complement the roast as a whole, privind a well-rounded dining experience. Broccoli recipes as a side dish for the Sunday roast include sauteed broccoli, caramelised broccoli, or even roasted with garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese.

How to: Broccoli - FAQs

How do you cook broccoli?

Broccoli is extremely versatile and can be cooked in various ways, including boiled, baked, fried, steamed and sauteed. One of our favoured methods is boiling, due to the fact it preserves the nutritional value and gives a unique, delicious texture. To bake your broccoli, simply wash the head of broccoli and cut into evenly sized florets. Toss these in olive oil, salt and pepper and lay out on a baking tray. Bake at 200°C (or 180°C for fan assisted) for around 15-20 minutes until tender and slightly crisped. You can optionally sprinkle your florets with Parmesan before serving, for the ultimate side dish.

How long does broccoli boil for?

Usually, it is recommended to boil broccoli for around 2-3 minutes. However, this could be longer or shorter depending on the size of your broccoli florets and your preferred tenderness.

Can you eat broccoli raw?

Yes. It is recommended you eat broccoli raw or lightly cooked.

How do you store broccoli?

Broccoli should be stored in the refrigerator. In order to keep it fresher for longer, it should be stored in a loosely covered or perforated container in order to keep the air circulating throughout.

What if I am not home to accept my broccoli recipes delivery?

No problem! We use specially insulated packaging and state-of-the-art cooling technology to keep your ingredients fresh and cool for up to 48 hours after your expected delivery date. If you aren't home to receive your delivery, we'll leave it at your door (or wherever you specify in your 'Delivery Instructions') where it will be patiently waiting for you when you get home. No signatures necessary.

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