How to make broccoli taste good


The natural taste of broccoli is appealing to many people, but it will never be the star dish of a meal. Think of it as a vegetable that is complementary to the main meal that you are having, but in 200-400g portions.

To make it easer to digest, you simply need to add some salt and spice to the broccoli to give it some taste.

You can also vary the texture of the broccoli by applying different cooking methods.

Below are a few ways you can prepare broccoli so that it will be tasty.

Boil the broccoli with salt.

This is the simplest method. Simply bring the water to boil and put in the broccoli. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes and then serve.

If you have cooked some chicken or beef and you have the stock, you can add it to the water to add to the flavour.

Blend the broccoli into a soup.

Boil the broccoli as you would with salt and pepper to taste. Put the broccoli in the blender and blend with the water until it is a puree. Serve in a bowl and add spices to taste. You can also add some low-fat cheese if you want to get creative.

Watch Gordon Ramsay’s video below.

Roast the broccoli and season.

You can turn the broccoli into a crunchy snack by roasting them in the oven or in a grill. Then add salt and pepper for taste.

Broccoli stir fry

Add a small amount of cooking oil to the frying pan and bring to cooking heat. Make sure the broccoli is chopped up so that it is small. Throw in the pan and cook until the broccoli starts to appear wilted. Add salt and pepper for taste and then serve.

If you want to add some other flavours, you can dash on some soy sauce and even some sesame seeds, which will give you a hint of extra protein.

Make a broccoli Saag

You can blend the broccoli and turn it into an Indian-style Saag dish. You can then choose to eat it by itself, with rice, or mix it with a lean meat or vegetable protein source such as chicken, beef, lamb, chickpeas, or lentils.

Below is a video that you can use for inspiration. Just adjust the ingredients for your nutrition and macros.

Nutrition Facts

The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for one cup (91g) of raw, chopped broccoli.

  • Calories: 31
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sugars: 1.5g
  • Protein: 2.5g