There are so many reasons to love broccoli and countless delicious ways to prepare it. This mini tree is so versatile, it can be a side dish or even incorporated into the main course.
If you’re looking for a way to take your favorite vegetable to the next level, check out these 10 Vegan Broccoli Recipes.
In addition to being mouth-wateringly delicious, broccoli is loaded with fiber, protein, phytonutrients, and antitoxins.
Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga, and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for few calories. —Medical News Today
- 20 calories
- 3.6 g carbohydrates (1% DV)
- 2.1 g protein (4% DV)
- 2130 IU vitamin A (43% DV)
- .113 mg vitamin B6 (6% DV)
- 66.2 mg vitamin C (110% DV)
- 34 mg calcium (3%)
- .62 mg iron (3% DV)
- 17.75 mg magnesium (4% DV)
- 46.86 mg phosphorus (5% DV)
- 23.75 mg potassium (5% DV)
Oil-free Vegan Broccoli Recipes:
With different preparation methods and seasonings, this nutritious vegetable can be a hit at any dinner table. Here are some fabulous ways to serve it and have your family and friends immersed in its goodness.
1. Cheddar Broccoli Soup – A classic favorite, cheddar broccoli soup was one dish I missed after going dairy-free, so I worked hard to come up with this deliciously satisfying vegan version that is loaded with flavor by the spoonful.
2. Broccoli & Rice Casserole – Vegan broccoli casserole with rice was inspired by a recipe I came across from Susan Voisin with Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. Since I have my own Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce, I used it and tweaked a few of the spices to make this delicious, broccoli rice recipe that keeps the whole family happy.
3. Healthy Broccoli Salad – This raw broccoli salad is so creamy and light, even broccoli haters will like it. They will never realize it has a fraction of the fat and calories of a traditional broccoli salad recipe they are used to.
4. Tempeh Broccoli Stir Fry – Tempeh stir fry with broccoli and red peppers helped me come to the realization that I really love tempeh. Before, I was on the fence about it, but no more. I’m a now tempeh-convert!
5. Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables – This stir fry mixed vegetables with apricot teriyaki recipe is served over a bed of brown rice, quinoa, or couscous makes for a lovely dinner! Very simple and quick meal to use up those veggies in the refrigerator.
6. Baked Potato Toppings Bonanza – When I don’t have time to do a lot of cooking, or I’m just not in the mood to be in the kitchen long, one of my favorite go-to meals is vegan baked potatoes with toppings like steamed broccoli, beans, noodles, vegetables, and so much more!
7. Udon Ginger Noodle Stir Fry – Udon noodle stir fry with sweet ginger sesame sauce glazed over seared tofu and veggies is a an easy stir fry that will make the whole family rush to the table.
8. Pasta Veggie Stir Fry – This stir fry with pasta and veggies is delicious! The noodles have a naturally sweet flavor that require very little extra seasoning.
9. Stir Fried Rice – We cook large quantities of rice in our rice steamer on a regular basis, and that means there are leftovers in our refrigerator many days. This vegan fried rice recipe is a great way to use up that leftover rice!
10. Vegetable Barley Soup – Hearty tomato-based vegetable barley soup features potatoes, celery, onions, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and spinach for a power-punch of protein, calcium, and a plentiful host of other nutrients. Cornbread recipe link included.