The healthiest way to cook broccoli | Kid friendly vegetables | Five a day | Half your plate | Maple and Marigold
5 from 2 votes

Healthiest Way to Cook broccoli

Over-cooking broccoli can result in a tasteless mush. A quick saute with garlic and a splash of water, and that is enough to not only cook this under-appreciated vegetable but also retain all it's flavour and nutrition


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil Or any other mild tasting oil
  • 1 head of Broccoli trimmed and washed, cut into small florets
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • A splash of Water


  1. Heat the oil in the pan.

    Add garlic and saute for a few minutes.

    Add broccoli florets and cook and toss lightly for a few minutes. Add salt .

    A splash of water and cover pan. Remove cover and toss.

    Replace cover and leave it for a few minutes.

    When I have company or I'm in a mood for more flavour, I add 1/2 tsp of chilli peppers to the oil or cumin seeds or both. They add a delicious flavour to the broccoli.