How To Cook Broccolli
All you need to know about: How To Cook Broccolli.
1. Start by prepping the broccoli. Wash the broccoli with cold water and pat dry. Cut the broccoli into small florets.
2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
3. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are tender and brightly colored.
4. Drain the broccoli and transfer to a bowl.
Options for Flavoring
1. For a simple flavor, add a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
2. For a garlicky flavor, add a tablespoon of minced garlic to the boiling water before adding the broccoli.
3. For an Asian-inspired flavor, add a tablespoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil to the boiling water before adding the broccoli.
4. For a spicy flavor, add a teaspoon of chili flakes to the boiling water before adding the broccoli.
1. Serve the cooked broccoli as a side dish with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or a simple salad.
2. Use the cooked broccoli in salads, soups, casseroles, or stir fries.
3. Puree cooked broccoli and add it to soups and sauces for a nutritious boost of color and flavor.