Try This: Broccoli Fritters With Walnut Pesto

Try This: Broccoli Fritters With Walnut Pesto

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 b​ack i​n 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.

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Click here for the Broccoli Fritters With Walnut Pesto recipe

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