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8 Ways to Cook Broccoli

Make the most of this delicious dinnertime favorite that's packed with vitamins A and C.

Broccoli Marcus Nilsson

Buying and Keeping It

How to choose: Look for heads of broccoli that have firm stalks and tight, dark green clusters of buds. Yellowing florets and woody stalks with holes at the base are signs that a head is past its prime. 

How to store: Refrigerate unwashed broccoli in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer.

Shelf life: Broccoli will stay fresh for up to five days.

 

How to Use It

  • Broccoli almondine: Toss steamed broccoli with butter and fresh lemon juice; sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds. 
  • Broccoli dip: Puree steamed broccoli with sour cream and grated Parmesan. Serve with pretzels and raw vegetables.
  • Broccoli salad: Toss cooled steamed broccoli with chickpeas, halved grape tomatoes, crumbled Feta, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.
  • Broccoli soup: Sauté chopped onion in olive oil. Add broccoli and enough chicken broth to cover and cook until tender. Puree until smooth.
  • Broccoli slaw: Combine chopped raw broccoli and red onion with a dressing of mayonnaise, sour cream, cider vinegar, and honey. 
  • Broccoli frittata: Sauté chopped garlic and steamed broccoli in olive oil in an ovenproof skillet. Add beaten eggs to cover, sprinkle with grated Gruyère, and bake at 350° F until puffed and set.
  • Broccoli pesto: Puree cooled steamed broccoli with garlic, toasted pine nuts, grated Parmesan, and olive oil. Toss with pasta, spoon over chicken, or use as a dip or a spread.
  • Broccoli and chicken: Toss broccoli, bone-in chicken pieces, and whole garlic cloves with olive oil. Roast at 400° F until cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes.
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