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Broccoli

Updated: Mar 3

Originally cultivated in Italy, Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. Broccolo, its Italian name, actually means "cabbage sprout."







Storage



Store broccoli in a bag in the high-humidity vegetable crisper of your refrigerator for up to three or four days. It will technically keep for longer but will begin to lose flavor and nutrition.

Cooking Tips


Blanched, steamed, grilled, sauteed, seared, or roasted, broccoli is best when cooked until just tender through the stalk. Overcooking broccoli brings out the not good flavor and makes it a dull, unappetizing color. When really fresh, broccoli is delicious raw. Be sure to eat the stem too! If the outer part of the stem is fibrous just peel it and enjoy the crunchy, sweet inside.

Recipes


Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Seared Broccoli with Anchovy Vinaigrette Slow-cooked Broccoli Frittata Roasted Broccoli with Almonds & Mustard Sauce Roasted Fall Vegetables in Agrodolce Blanched Broccoli with Lemony Dressing Broccoli Soup with Bacon Broccoli Salad with Radicchio and Pistachios How to cook broccoli 5 ways Broccoli Basil Soup Broccoli Stem Fries with Tahini Chimichurri