Broccoli: you either love it or you hate it. We all know it’s way up there on the scale of nutrient-dense foods, but nothing is worse than a plate of overcooked, mushy broccoli (bringing back childhood memories, perhaps?). Indeed, steaming — but not overcooking — is the healthiest way to cook broccoli because it preserves the nutrients and increases their cholesterol lowering capabilities. We love this cruciferous veggie because it has cancer fighting qualities and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also has high concentrations of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, fiber, and many detoxifying phytonutrients.
So, how can you fall back in love of broccoli? Make fritters! This recipe is great for pleasing the whole family and making leftovers for lunch. You can use them as a main dish by adding a side of cooked grain or protein, eat them cold as a snack, or even top them with a poached egg for breakfast. Plus, the Spinach Walnut Pesto makes a great topping for the fritters as well as a dip or spread. Both of these recipes also freeze well.