Broccoli is said to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It is high in vitamin C, which is known to help with many common ailments and diseases. Studies have shown that broccoli is high in cancer fighting agents, and in some cases it might even help to reverse the cancer as well.
The thing with broccoli, however, is that it has a distinctive flavor that most do not enjoy especially when it is raw. Generally I do not like it raw either, except for a few recipes that I enjoy occasionally.
Because of all the benefits and my dislikes for raw broccoli, I started to steam it in order to soften it up a bit and make it more flavorful.
This is a very easy steamed broccoli recipe, and it has become one of my favorites during this last year. I have it at least once or twice a week, and it is so comforting at the end of the day or on a cold day.
Personally I like this with flax seed oil, but olive oil works well too. The only other oil I tried it with was avocado oil, and it didn’t taste good at all. I love the oil, but not with broccoli. Hope you enjoy this recipe!
Water for steaming
1 Broccoli Head with Stem
1/2 tbsp. Flax or Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast (flakes)
Sea Salt to taste
Pour about 1 to 2 inches of water into a steaming pot and bring to a boil on high heat.
Thoroughly wash the broccoli. Cut the stem from the head and peel away any rough skin. Chop both the stem and the head into small pieces. You can basically make them any size that you want, but I like to chop them up into fairly small pieces.
Add the broccoli to the steamer and reduce the heat to medium. Steam for about 3 to 5 minutes depending on how soft you like the broccoli.
Transfer the broccoli into a medium bowl. Drizzle the oil over and toss lightly. Add the nutritional yeast and salt. Toss again until well mixed. Serve immediately.