I bet you have a bunch of fresh broccoli in your fridge now. Today I have 18 vegan broccoli recipes that will help you use up your stash. You can use frozen broccoli in most of the recipes if that’s what you have on hand.
How do you clean fresh broccoli?
First wash the broccoli with water to remove all the dirt and any any small insects that could still be attached.
Cut the florets into similar-sized pieces to help them cook evenly. If the stems are thin and tender you can keep them attached to the florets, but if they are thick and need to be peeled, cut them away from the florets.
Can You Eat Broccoli Leaves?
While you can eat the broccoli leaves and in fact you can even buy them, many people aren’t used to seeing them in their broccoli dishes.
You can leave them on or remove them and use in your salads. If they are larger you can cook them just like you would other greens, but unless you are buying straight from the farmer they will probably be small.
How Can You Use Broccoli Stems?
I typically use them separately from the florets. If they are thin the stalks are usually tender enough to just cut up and use.
Once thick, you need to peel them. This is often on large stems, so they are perfect to shred and use as broccoli slaw, in stir frys or other dishes.
Make Your Own Broccoli Slaw
If you tend to buy broccoli slaw like I do, you can make your own by shredding peeled broccoli, red cabbage, and carrots.
You can do it by hand, but if you have a food processor use your shredding blade and it makes short work of it.
For this Quick and Easy Broccoli with Garlic Sauce Recipe, you can make the garlic sauce in the morning and even prepare the broccoli the night before if you want. Just think about it, once the sauce is made, you only have to deal with 2 other ingredients when you come home!
Smoky Vegan Broccoli Soup – Not your average broccoli soup! This quick and easy soup is healthy, smoky and comes with addictive tempeh “croutons.”
Today I’m sharing a Vegan Colcannon recipe from Hannah Kaminsky’s brand new book, Real Food Really Fast. It just happens to be perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day or any day you want a hearty veggie mash studded with greens. For me that is everyday!
So you’re getting a simple side dish of broccoli today. But! It’s awesome broccoli. It’s broccoli that I should’ve introduced you lovely people to a long time ago.
Chipotle-Citrus Tofu and Broccoli from One-Dish Vegan and a Giveaway
The combination of heat from the chipotles and citrus from the orange and lemon juices makes a flavorful sauce that packs a punch for the broccoli and tofu. This can be enjoyed alone or served over rice or quinoa; and, of course, you may substitute another vegetable for the broccoli (cauliflower or asparagus are good choices) or use seitan, tempeh, or cooked beans in place of the tofu.
This vegan “cheesy” broccoli and rice casserole is the ultimate plant-based comfort food! The cheese sauce is unbelievably creamy but it’s made with vegetables!
Vegan Apple Broccoli Salad has everyone’s favorite vegetables and fruits. You throw everything in a bowl then pour on the slightly sweet and tangy dressing. Toss and eat!
This Broccoli Chickpea Curry is a dinner staple that’s so quick and easy to make! It’s loaded with veggies and protein and has a secret ingredient to make it extra rich + creamy. It’s gluten-free and vegan, too.
First you make your own sweet potato rice and then you make some red curry with frozen veggies you have hidden away. It's easy and delicious!
These easy baked Broccoli Tots have a slight cheesy flavor. They are a healthy snack or side dish.
Tuck into this healthy and delicious broccoli salad with potatoes, peas, spinach and fresh herbs. It’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free and sooo easy and tasty. This salad is a great barbecue side dish or main meal. Ready in just 15 minutes.
Crouching Cornbread, Hidden Broccoli from Bake and Destroy by Natalie Slater
I think most parents are convinced, at least for a short while, that their toddlers are going to starve. How on Earth could a growing body possibly survive on little more than juice boxes and goldfish crackers? The fear of accidentally starving my child led me to creating this recipe, which disguises a few veggies as sweet, delicious cornbread. If you really want to get sneaky, add a bit of wheat germ or flaxseeds!
Vegan Broccoli Salad with Cranberries is a lightened up version of a classic American recipe. And it’s vegan and gluten free. It’s perfect for lunch or as a side at picnics and barbecues.
We’ll use an entire broccoli in this recipe by turning the stems into a fresh, lemony basil and broccoli pesto! A light, healthy, vegetarian + vegan pesto pasta dinner, ready in 25 minutes.
These Vegan Broccoli Fritters from The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook are a fun way to get in some veggies. This patties are great to pick up with your fingers for dipping into your favorite sauces.
Thick, rich, creamy Vegan Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup is a snap to make. And you only need half an hour to whip it up for dinner tonight!
This quick and awesomely vegan Broccoli Pesto Pasta recipe is highly nutritious, healthy and requires only 6 simple ingredients. It’s guaranteed to satisfy your pasta cravings in as little as 15 minutes!
Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this Tofu and Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry! It comes together faster than you can drive to the restaurant for takeout.