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Recipes Tagged with “broccoli”

Instant Pot Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

main course broccoli instantpot soup


  • 2 tablespoons ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, or fat of choice
  • 3 medium leeks, white parts only, cleaned and trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 1½ pounds broccoli, chopped into uniform florets
  • ¼ cup peeled and diced apple (I like Fuji)
  • 4 cups bone broth or chicken stock
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Leftover pork, crisped in a pan (optional)
  • Chives (optional garnish)


Chop broccoli (including stems) and leeks. Turn on sautee function of the Instant Pot, and add fat, leeks, shallots, curry, and salt. Cook until leeks are soft (5 minutes) and curry is fragrant. Add broccoli and apple. Stir to mix, and add broth, plus water to make sure veggies are mostly submerged if needed. Switch off sautee mode, seal the pot, and set it for five minutes at high pressure (Manual, minus to 5 minutes, adjust to high pressure.) Release pressure manually when done. Blenderize with an immersion blender, add coconut milk, adjust seasoning, and serve.

Nom Nom Paleo

Broccolini with Smoked Paprika, Almonds, and Garlic

side dish broccoli spanish


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or pimentón de la vera)
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 2 pounds broccolini, rinsed, stalks cut into 2- to 3-inch lengths
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds. Stir until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and paprika. Sprinkle with coarse salt; sauté 1 minute. Transfer to small bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add broccolini; sprinkle with coarse salt. Add 1/3 cup water. Cover and boil until crisp-tender and still bright green, about 4 minutes. Pour off any water. Stir in almond mixture. Season to taste with coarse salt and pepper. Mix in 1 to 2 teaspoons vinegar. Transfer broccolini to bowl and serve.

Bon Appétit, November 2009

Roasted Broccoli with Ginger and Garlic

side dish broccoli chinese vegan vegetarian

Cut the big stem(s) off the brocolli, but leave a couple of inches of stem.

Then cut the brocolli into thin spears, about three or four inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Sprinkle with salt, ginger root sliced into thin rounds (say 1/4 cup), and two large garlic cloves sliced in thin rounds. Drizzle generously with olive oil and soy sauce.

Cook the broccoli 20-30 minutes, or until tender.

Broccoli Rabe with Bacon and Garlic

side dish broccoli untested


  • 1 lb broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


Cook the broccoli rabe in boiling water 3 to 5 min until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain.

Cook bacon in a large skillet; remove from skillet, drain on a plate lined with paper towel, and crumble when cooled.

Add garlic to skillet and cook until lightly browned, about 1 min. Add the drained broccoli rabe and red pepper flakes and cook until warmed through. Stir in the crumbled bacon, taste and add salt and pepper as desired.

Marge Perry