4 Broccoli Recipes for a Light Dinner

· July 19, 2018

When it’s time to cooking, you must remember two things. The first is that you can cook broccoli dishes that are delicious, satisfying your appetite and are healthy for you. The second is that broccoli also provides nutrients and key elements for your diet.

If there’s something that everyone is doing wrong, it’s believing that dinners can be anything, or using them as an extension of lunch. Therefore, many people tend to have dinners full of carbohydrates or ingredients that are high in fats or bad cholesterol (LDL).

Thus, you might experience digestive problems or just fill yourself up without really thinking about what you’re putting in your body.

To make sure that it doesn’t happen to you, and to learn how to make a delicious dinner that’s full of basic nutrients, try out some of our broccoli recipes. Don’t worry, they aren’t hard to make and you can make them on a low budget.

Cook these broccoli recipes for a light dinner

1. Baked broccoli with cheese

This recipe maintains and intensifies the natural flavors of broccoli and cheese.The idea is to make a combination that nobody would ever believe that would be made from broccoli.

Baked broccoli with cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of broccoli (200 g)
  • 2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt (15 g)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic

Instructions

  1. First, steam the broccoli for 10 minutes.
  2. Once you’ve cooked the broccoli, set it aside to cool down. Cut into to pieces once it’s cool.
  3. Move the broccoli chunks to a frying pan with some olive oil and sauté them with the minced garlic.
  4. Stir everything together, season with salt and black pepper (optional) and to finish, add on the cheese.
  5. Move everything to a small baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC.

Read this article too: 6 Benefits that Broccoli Has for Your Health

2. Cajun-style broccoli

The condiment that this dish is named after also gives it an original, delicious flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of broccoli (200 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1 cup of cream (250 ml)
  • ½ diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning (15 g)

Instructions

  1. Start by steaming the broccoli, be sure not to overcook it in order to prevent losing its original color.
  2. At the same time, start cooking the other ingredients in a frying pan: onions, salt, black pepper and cream.
  3. Afterwards, add the broccoli and Cajun seasoning and thoroughly stir it.
  4. To bring the flavors together, continue cooking everything for 10 more minutes over low-heat.

3. Broccoli and avocado salad

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of broccoli (500 g)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard (40 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of nutmeg (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoons of salt (15 g)
  • 2 springs of parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil  (30 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (45 ml)
Broccoli

Instructions

  1. Start by washing the entire broccoli, including the stem, and steam it for 5 minutes. Remember to maintain the original green color. It’s an important part of the recipe.
  2. After steaming it, set the broccoli aside to cool down.
  3. Meanwhile, peel the avocado and dice it. Move everything to a shallow dish or salad bowl.
  4. Afterwards, add a the parsley, salt, black pepper and a little olive oil to season the avocado.
  5. Add the warm broccoli to the bowl and thoroughly stir everything together.
  6. To finish the dish, dress the salad with mustard and a touch of lemon juice.

4. Cream of chicken and broccoli

Pairing chicken with vegetables is always a good idea. So, why not use it as a light dinner option?

Check out this article too: Four Delicious Broccoli Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of broccoli (100 g)
  • 1 medium-sized chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons of salt (30 g)
  • 1 pinch of curry seasoning
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese (100 g)
  • ½ onion, diced (80 g)
  • 1 cup of cream (250 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper (15 g)

Instructions

  1. As always, steam the broccoli, this time along with the chicken breast, onion and salt.
  2. Once cooked, strain the broccoli and set aside.
  3. In a frying pan, heat up some oil and lightly saute the onions, sliced, with a little salt and black pepper. Afterwards, add the chicken and cook everything together.
  4. Next, add the cream to the frying pan and let it cook together with the chicken.
  5. Finally, serve and sprinkle some Parmesan cheese.