I want to like broccoli: send me your recipes!

Of all the random things I posted about myself the other day, it appears that the most shocking of all was the revelation that I don’t like broccoli. Gasp!

Now I know that broccoli is good for me. Lots of calcium, folate, iron, fiber and vitamin C. And my husband eats it (in solitude) all the time. But I’ve just never found a way to make it taste good (or even slightly palatable) to me. It has been suggested that I’m a ‘super-taster’. But I like coffee, kale, spinach and grapefruit, so maybe not.

Do you have a great broccoli recipe that you’d be willing to share? Think it will be the one to ‘turn’ my taste buds? It has to be ‘clean’; that means no heavy cream or cheese sauces (although I’m sure that would help disguise the taste!) and nothing fried (can you deep-fry broccoli?).

I hereby pledge to try every recipe I receive before midnight of next Friday (February 10th). I’ll take photographs and review each and every one and report back to you with the winning submission! The only criterion for winning is that I eat the whole serving and plan on making it again.

Maybe they’ll even be a prize?

Recipes to be posted in the ‘Comments’ below section please!

Bring on the broccoli love!

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  1. As I say in my post (link here at the bottom of my comment) I normally chop up a broccoli crown to make this salad. It is delicious and I am sure will turn you into a ‘tree hugger’ !!

    Just chop the crown into pieces about the same size as your apple chunks. If you don’t use Splenda, liquid honey or agave can be used in the dressing.


  2. I tried this Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe a week or so ago, it was pretty good. In summertime I usually do something similar and throw it on the bbq. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/good-eats/oven-roasted-broccoli-recipe/index.html

  3. Sorry, no special recipes from me. My family just gets it steamed, lightly salted, and with a splash of heart-healthy light-butter spray. Not exciting, but they’re used to it. I’ll be checking back in. I’d love to find some healthy broccoli recipes myself!

    • Okay Carrie, I’ve tried it your way. No dice. Need something else to disguise the taste. But come back and check out the recipes my readers are leaving me!

  4. My husband puts a little bit of Apple Cider Vinegar on his brocolli. I’m not a big vinegar person but he loves it.

  5. Spinach Broccoli and goat cheese on your home make pizza base….Lightly brush olive oil on pizza base top with greens and goat cheese and a bit of grated parmesan cheese .. bake 375 for 35 min…You will be a broccoli lover. πŸ˜‰

  6. I share your non-love of broccoli! Not so much a recipe but a way I work it in to my meal plans is via frozen broccoli florets. Toss 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup into a stir fry with the veggies I DO love along with garlic and a little EVO. Sprinkle with a splash of balsamic vinegar, sesame seeds and walnut pieces. It’s not perfect but gets the job done – without inducing a gag reflex ;-)) As for the fresh broccoli – still a work in progress…..

  7. My husband’s not a fan either…BUT he will gobble up broccoli soup any day of the week. I make it about once a month and serve it with a homemade hearty-seedy-wheat-bread and a salad. It’s also a great thermos soup to bust out on a picnic! I like Alpha Cook’s recipe, except I use cream instead of milk:

  8. Another version of roasted broccoli (sans cheese) is to toss it in a light coating of olive oil, salt and pepper, roast it and then sprinkle lemon zest on it. I had it for dinner last night and leftovers for lunch today and it was totally yummy! BTW, I’m a broccoli lover.