Vegan Steamed Broccoli

You will lose the bright green color of broccoli if it is overcooked. Steamed broccoli should be a vibrant color and tender-crisp for serving.  

  • Broccoli, florets or stems with florets
  •   Salt and ground pepper
  •   Fresh lemon juice or 1 tablespoon vegan butter  

 Place broccoli into steamer basket, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Use a paring knife to pierce stem to test for tenderness. If using just florets, remember they take less time to cook, approximately 4-6 minutes. Remove to plate and salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze fresh lemon juice or melt vegan butter over top.  


  •  Broccoli with Garlic & Red Pepper Flakes

 Heat garlic in skillet with oil and add ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste. When the garlic is lightly browned, add steamed broccoli and toss.

  •   Broccoli & Salsa

  Take steamed broccoli and toss with a fresh salsa of your choice.

  •    Broccoli with Mustard & Capers

   Mix Dijon mustard with capers and toss steamed broccoli around to coat.

  •    Broccoli with Vinaigrette

Toss steamed broccoli with your favorite salad dressing and add to a salad.<


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Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

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