Whether you are a lover of greens or not, specially broccoli, I know many who are not a fan of it but I assure you will fall in love with broccoli after trying this recipe.
I love it, as I am not one who enjoys veggies but this recipe makes me feel healthy so now I can sing “eat your vegetables they are crunch crunch yummi bunch” 😉
First time I tried it without steaming the brocoli but it had the raw smell. I prefer to do with steamed brocoli.
Brocoli (no specific amount)
Decicated coconut (optional)
1 1/2 Tomatoes (diced)
1-2 Red onions (chopped into small pieces)
1-2 Green chillies
Lime juice (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
All ingredients are completely adjustable to your taste preference, e.g. if you are a spicy person then add more green chillies or add pepper powder etc.
Wash the broccoli thoroughly with salt water
Boil for 5mins (entirely upto your liking, you can increase the time until the brocoli gets tender or decrease the time just to get rid of the raw smell) *[refer to notes below]
Chop the brocoli flower into small pieces
Add all the ingredients to your taste
*Nutritionists recommend: in order to maximise the amount of nutrients in the vegetables that you consume, cook them for a short amount of time with a small amount of water with low heat to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients.
Eating vegetables at all, boiled or not, is something to be happy about.
At the end of the day, your food needs to be palatable to you. It’s more important to consume fruits and vegetables cooked and prepared the way you enjoy them than it is to be overly concerned with their bioavailability and nutrient loss due to cooking.