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These Aren't Your Mother's Broccoli Recipes

Go forth into this brave, grown-up world of broccoli and enjoy.
01/04/2013 09:09am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
Photo credit: Damn Delicious

Broccoli has a bad reputation, and it's somewhat deserved. Stalks resemble limp and tasteless trees, and they're forced upon us so much throughout childhood that many of us banish them from our adult lives altogether. It's totally understandable. But if you've only ever had steamed, boiled or microwaved broccoli, you have no idea of what this veggie is capable of.

Broccoli pairs particularly well with cheese, lemon and chiles. It's a genius addition to grilled cheeses. And it's a revelation when roasted in the oven with olive oil until it's fork tender with charred edges. Don't let your unfortunate history with broccoli let you miss out on all these delicious dishes.

Folks, these are not your mother's broccoli recipes.

1
Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli Salad
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Broccoli Soup With Ginger And Lemon
Naturally Ella
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3
Perfect Roasted Broccoli
A Spicy Perspective
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4
Roasted Broccoli Peanut Noodles
Naturally Ella
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5
Best Broccoli Salad
Oh Sweet Basil
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6
Whole Wheat Lemon Roasted Broccoli Pizza
Half Baked Harvest
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7
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese
BS In The Kitchen
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8
Greek Broccoli Salad
Cookie + Kate
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9
Broccoli Quinoa Salad With Creamy Lemon Dressing
Well Plated
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10
Broccoli Soba Bowl
I Am A Food Blog
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11
Broccoli With Cheese Sauce
Oh Sweet Basil
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12
Roasted Broccoli Pasta With Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Sauce
Naturally Ella
13
Harissa Broccoli, Spinach And Wild Rice Casserole With Crispy Prosciutto
Half Baked Harvest
14
Broccoli And Shiitake Mushrooms
Foodie Crush
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15
Simple Broccoli Soup
Not Enough Cinnamon
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16
Broccoli Chickpea Bowl With Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Naturally Ella
17
Rejuvenating Winter Broccoli Salad
Half Baked Harvest
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18
Chicken And Broccoli Alfredo
Damn Delicious
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19
Chicken And Broccoli Skillet Bake
Half Baked Harvest
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20
Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad
Minimalist Baker
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21
Pasta With Roasted Broccoli And Chicken Sausage
The Clever Carrot
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22
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
Damn Delicious
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23
Beef Stir Fry With Broccoli
The Woks Of Life
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24
Easy Shrimp And Broccoli Stir Fry
Damn Delicious
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25
Pan-Roasted Cashew Broccoli
Not Enough Cinnamon
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26
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Damn Delicious
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27
Slow Cooker Beef And Broccoli
Well Plated
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28
Cheddar Cheese Broccoli Tots
I Am A Food Blog
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29
Broccoli Cheddar Soup Mini Pies
Half Baked Harvest
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