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Wondering what to do with broccoli? This collection of simple, healthy broccoli recipes are created by a registered dietitian and taste absolutely delicious. You’ll find everything from broccoli salads, roasted broccoli side dishes, pastas with broccoli, and SO many more tasty dinner recipes with broccoli!

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If you’re looking for some of the best ways to cook broccoli, you’ve found yourself in the right place. The broccoli recipes below are easy to make, filled with nutritious ingredients, and taste amazing, too.

Tap to the following sections or keep scrolling to explore all broccoli recipe ideas:

  1. broccoli nutrition benefits
  2. broccoli salads
  3. roasted broccoli side dishes
  4. broccoli and rice dishes
  5. pastas with broccoli
  6. stir-fries with sautéed broccoli
  7. other broccoli dinner recipes

Broccoli Nutrition Benefits

This green cruciferous vegetable is a great source of micronutrients, including: 

  • vitamin C (broccoli is one of the best sources of Vitamin C out there – just one cup provides 135% of your daily vitamin C needs)
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin A
  • folate
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium

Broccoli is also a fabulous source of dietary fibre – one cup provides 2.3 grams of fibre, which is 9% of your daily fibre needs. Fibre is known to help with digestion, heart health, blood sugar control, and weight management.

Finally, it’s also a source of beneficial plant compounds (like sulforaphane) and antioxidants (like carotenoids)! These plant compounds are associated with numerous health benefits.

Broccoli Salads

These broccoli salads are some of my all-time favourites from the blog! They’re hearty and SO satisfying – using either charred + roasted broccoli or raw broccoli for extra crunch.

1) Roasted Broccoli Salad With Cranberry, Farro & Feta

closeup shot of white bowl with roasted broccoli, farro, dried cranberries, and feta salad
This Roasted Broccoli Salad is made with chewy farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and a simple red wine vinegar + oregano salad dressing. It's easy, healthy, and the perfect side to add to your meal!
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2) Crunchy Broccoli Kale Salad

Overhead photo of a broccoli and kale salad with a tahini dressing drizzled overtop.
This broccoli kale salad recipe is made with nutritious ingredients like quinoa, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and a creamy tahini dressing. It's a hearty and crunchy salad that's packed with fiber, healthy fats, and plant-based protein! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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3) Broccoli, Cauliflower & Salmon Salad With Curry Tahini

Overhead photo of a white plate topped with arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon, and a drizzle of curry tahini dressing.
This roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and salmon salad is made with arugula, quinoa, dried cherries, and a creamy curry tahini dressing. It's an easy, healthy, and balanced meal that packs in a ton of nutrition, like fiber and protein. Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Roasted Broccoli Side Dishes

Roasted broccoli is one of the ultimate side dishes! The recipes in this section will show you how to elevate a basic roasted broccoli recipe 🙂

4) Roasted Miso Broccoli

Roasted miso broccoli in a white serving bowl.
This easy roasted miso broccoli recipe is SUCH a delicious vegetable side dish. Broccoli is roasted until it's crispy and lightly charred, then tossed in the most luscious, umami-flavoured miso sauce. All you need are 6-ingredients and under 30-minutes to make it!
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5) Balsamic Roasted Broccoli

roasted broccoli with balsamic reduction and basil
This balsamic roasted broccoli features fresh basil and a homemade balsamic reduction. A simple, healthy, and vegan side dish. Plus, it's only 5 ingredients!
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6) Honey-Drizzled Roasted Broccolini

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This easy oven-roasted broccolini (tenderstem broccoli) recipe with crispy kale is a delicious and super simple vegetable side dish. A drizzle of honey after roasting adds the perfect touch of sweetness to the cooked veggies. Ready in just 20 minutes! Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Broccoli & Rice Recipes

Broccoli and rice are a match made in heaven! These cozy rice recipes are another delicious way to enjoy broccoli as a side dish OR as the base of your favourite protein.

7) Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Rice

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This cheesy broccoli rice recipe is made with a vegan cheesy cashew cream sauce! It's healthy, so easy to make, and a super delicious side to your favourite protein. Recipe is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
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8) Creamy Coconut Curry Rice

Overhead photo of coconut curry rice with vegetables in a white bowl.
This coconut curry rice is made with creamy coconut milk and packed with vegetables like broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers. It's an easy side dish to make and leftovers heat up great! Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
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Pastas With Broccoli

Want to add more veggies to your pasta? Broccoli is one of my go-to’s!

9) Creamy Tahini Pasta With Broccoli

Pasta tossed with tahini sauce and broccoli in a large pot.
This creamy, vegan tahini pasta recipe is made with one of my favourite "cheesy" miso tahini sauces. It's delicious, quick to make, and nutritious. Feel free to add extra veggies, like broccoli!
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10) Winter Pasta Salad With Roasted Vegetables

winter pasta salad with roasted butternut squash, mushrooms, broccoli, arugula, and shrimp in a bowl
This Winter Pasta Salad is made with oven-roasted butternut squash, broccoli, and mushrooms, as well as arugula, shrimp, and a thyme-mustard vinaigrette. This recipe is easy, healthy, and can be made dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or vegan if needed.
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11) Canned Salmon Pasta With Broccoli

Canned salmon pasta in a large pan.
This healthy canned salmon pasta recipe is made with spinach, broccoli, and lemon. It's such a quick and easy dinner option! Filled with protein, healthy fats, and lots of fiber-rich veggies. 
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12) Baked Pesto Pasta With Broccoli & Mushrooms

Baked penne pesto pasta in a baking dish.
This 6-ingredient, oven-baked penne pesto pasta is an easy and cozy vegetarian dinner idea. Pasta is tossed with broccoli, cremini mushrooms, and pesto sauce, topped with shredded cheese, and baked in the oven until the cheese is melted, browned, and delicious!
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Stir-Fries With Broccoli

Sautéing broccoli in a delicious stir-fry is another way to enjoy this popular cruciferous vegetable.

13) Tempeh Stir-Fry With Miso Peanut Sauce

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This tempeh and vegetable stir-fry is topped with a creamy miso peanut sauce for a delicious and nutritionally-balanced meal. Serve with rice or noodles!
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14) Tempeh Stir-Fry With Spicy Coconut Sauce

bowl of tempeh and vegetable stir-fry with quinoa and coconut milk sauce
This Easy Tempeh Stir-Fry Recipe is made with tons of veggies (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, and snow peas), quinoa, and a spicy coconut milk sauce. It's a savoury, vegan, and gluten-free tempeh recipe that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or a make-ahead meal prep option.
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Other Broccoli Recipes

More ways to enjoy broccoli! Hint: that shrimp & broccoli recipe is one of the most popular recipes on the blog 😉

15) Shrimp & Broccoli With Lemon, Honey & Feta

Overhead photo of white bowl filled with quinoa, sautéed shrimp, broccoli, feta, and lemon zest.
This healthy shrimp and broccoli dinner recipe is made with garlic, lemon, honey, and feta. Ready in 30 minutes and served over a bed of whole grains or pasta!
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16) Pesto Quinoa Bowl With Broccoli & Sweet Potato

pesto quinoa bowl with sweet potatoes, broccoli, hard boiled egg, pecans
This Pesto Quinoa Bowl is packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients! It's great for meal prep or as a packed lunch. Recipe is gluten-free, with vegan option available.
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17) Tuna Frittata With Broccoli & Cheddar

Canned tuna frittata with broccoli in a pan.
This canned tuna frittata recipe is made with broccoli and cheddar cheese. It's healthy, easy to make, and packed with protein! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and great for meal prep.
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18) Salmon Parcels With Vegetables

Baked salmon over veggies in a foil parcel.
These oven-baked salmon parcels with vegetables and honey garlic sauce are a delicious and nutritious 30-minute dinner idea! They're a super easy recipe to prepare and the foil parcels make clean-up a breeze.
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19) Roasted Broccoli Pesto Pizza

homemade pizza with roasted broccoli, pesto, lemons, goat cheese crumbles, and almonds on cutting board
Pizza night, anyone? This homemade pizza is packed with good-for-you ingredients like hemp seed pesto, broccoli, almonds, goat cheese, and lemons. Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for added goodness. Option to make this dairy-free and vegan by omitting the goat cheese – add an extra sprinkle of nutritional yeast instead!
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20) Miso Ramen Noodle Soup With Veggies

homemade miso ramen noodle soup with broccoli, mushrooms, eggs, and microgreens in white bowl
This recipe for healthy miso ramen noodle soup is warm, comforting and packed with tons of veggies and micronutrients. An easy 30-min meal!
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And there you have it – 20 Simple, Healthy Broccoli Recipe Ideas to cook and enjoy. I so hope you found some inspiration from this list!

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Get the Recipe: 20 Healthy Broccoli Recipes: Roasted Broccoli Salad

This Roasted Broccoli Salad is made with chewy farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and a simple red wine vinegar + oregano salad dressing. It's easy, healthy, and the perfect side to add to your meal! Plus, 19 more healthy broccoli recipe ideas.
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  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cook farro according to package instructions. OR follow the "pasta method" which is my personal favourite way to cook farro (it ends up way more chewy and less mushy). Simply add dry farro to boiling water and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes. Drain into a sieve and spread the cooked farro on a baking sheet to let it dry for 5 minutes.
  • While the farro cooks, toss broccoli florets in olive oil and salt. Spread florets onto a baking sheet, ensuring some space between florets. Pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until slightly browned, crisp, and tender.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the salad dressing by shaking all dressing ingredients together in a jar with a lid, or whisk them in a small bowl.
  • Remove broccoli from the oven, and toss with farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and salad dressing. Enjoy!


*This recipe can be made in advance and is a great meal prep option as it tastes just as good cold as it does hot! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge – it’ll keep for about 3-4 days.
*While I love the chewy texture that farro gives to this recipe, you can easily swap it with another grain. Try it with brown rice, quinoa, millet, couscous, etc!
*Note that farro is NOT gluten-free, so if you need to follow a gluten-free diet be sure to swap with a gluten-free grain.
*For a dairy-free version, simply omit the feta. If you’d like, you can swap the feta with a vegan feta – but it will still taste delicious. Simply adjust the seasonings a bit to your liking.
*To enjoy this salad as a full meal – try adding an extra boost of protein, like some hard-boiled eggs or chickpeas! Otherwise, serve it as a side dish.


As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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