Broccoli is the green superhero in the vegetable world! Not sure how to add it to your diet? At Mangia, iconic Italian restaurant NYC you will get only the best meals, including dishes that contain broccoli. Mangia’s chief cooks are always professional and competent in preparing your favorite food. Also feel free to order catering from Mangia.
Here are 4 delicious and super quick recipes that you will definitely love.
Caesar with broccoli
Is the classic chicken caesar too heavy for you? Then replace it with cabbage! The result is a healthy, nutritious and delicious salad.
- 1 garlic clove, chopped thin
- ¼ cups of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 large egg yolk or 2 tbsp. l. mayonnaise
- ½ cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp. l. grated parmesan
- 2 medium broccoli heads
- lettuce leaves
Combine the garlic, lemon juice, mustard and salt in a blender. Add egg yolk (or mayonnaise) and beat until smooth. Add butter gradually, whisking constantly. Add the grated parmesan.
Cut the broccoli florets as close to the dark green flowers as possible and cut into small pieces. Add to bowl of dressing. Chop the cabbage thinly and add to the broccoli bowl too. Stir until broccoli and cabbage are combined and evenly covered with sauce; season with salt. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Then sprinkle with grated Parmesan and serve.
Broccoli with egg and rice
This recipe is the first step in making a delicious meal out of “everything you don’t need from the fridge.” A plate of broccoli rice is one of the easiest, tastiest, and most nutritious dishes out there, so if you’re too lazy to cook, try this recipe.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 small head of broccoli
- 1 bunch of green onions
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 4 tsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic
- a piece of ginger
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 servings of cooked rice
Holding onto the stem of the broccoli, run the knife around the head and let the buds fall onto the cutting board. If the pieces seem too large, break them into smaller pieces.
Chop a bunch of green onions and place them on top of the broccoli.
Whisk 1 tbsp. l. sugar, 4 tsp. soy sauce and 1 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Grate 1 slice of ginger and 2 cloves of garlic in a bowl and stir.
Heat a frying pan and fry broccoli and onions on it for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Put the vegetables back into the bowl. Fry 4 eggs in a skillet, stirring constantly for 30 seconds, until you get an omelet. Add rice to it. Cook for about 5 more minutes. Return the vegetables to the skillet and stir well, pour the sauce and serve.
Toast with broccoli and honey
The crispy fried broccoli proves it works as well as an appetizer as well as a side dish. So if you need a quick snack, try this simple and delicious toast recipe.
- 1 baguette, cut into small diagonal slices
- 6 tbsp. l. olive oil
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 tbsp. l. honey
- 1 tbsp. l. white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon red pepper
- 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta
- Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven 180 degrees. Place the bread slices in one layer on a baking sheet and 2 tbsp. l. oils. Place the broccoli and garlic on another baking sheet and drizzle with the remaining 4 tablespoons. butter. Season generously with salt and stir.
Bake until the bread is golden brown and crispy, 10-12 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and continue to fry the broccoli and garlic, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is browned and the garlic is tender, another 15-20 minutes. Let it cool down a bit.
Meanwhile, whisk honey, vinegar and red pepper in a small bowl.
Once the garlic is cool enough, squeeze it out of the skin and mash in another small bowl to make a paste. Add ricotta and mix well; season with salt and black pepper.
Spread the ricotta on the toast and top with the fried broccoli. Place on a dish and drizzle with the honey mixture.
Baked broccoli in spices and yogurt
Make this vegetable the king of your meal and put it first without adding any side dish or meat.
- 450 g broccoli
- ½ cup yogurt
- 1 tbsp. l. olive oil
- ¾ h. L. paprika
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ¼ h. L. turmeric
- 1 small clove of garlic, finely grated
- Lemon wedges (for serving)
Preheat the oven to 200 °. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil. Slice the broccoli in half lengthwise, then diagonally, leaving the tips of the flowers intact. Cook broccoli only until bright green, about 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, butter, paprika, coriander, turmeric and garlic in a medium bowl. Season with salt. Add broccoli and stir. Transfer the broccoli mixture to a baking sheet with foil and place in a single layer. Fry broccoli until browning, 15–20 minutes.