Broccoli – the sixth most purchased vegetable in the United States – will likely appear in your refrigerator within the next few weeks. When it does, it’s over 900 broccoli recipes on our site that will help you turn those miniature green trees into something delicious. It’s worth mentioning that not all of these recipes are suitable for weeknights: some will require a combination of effort, time, and ingredients beyond the scope of Wednesday night. But don’t worry: for every technically demanding broccoli recipe on our site, there’s an equally delicious alternative, full of convenience and versatility. In an effort to identify the path of least resistance to crucifers, here are 10 of our most popular broccoli recipes, ranked by our probability In fact prepare them on a weeknight.
When evaluating the potential of these weekday broccoli recipes, I considered the following questions:
Is it delicious? I would like to end my day with a victory. Good food helps…
Do I already have the ingredients? Ideally, I don’t go to the store after work.
Does it require a lot of attention? Monday night dinner shouldn’t look like a Chopped episode.
Does it go well with other foods? Will he dance with two day old roast chicken And shrimp skewers? The best vegetables of the week can be eaten.
Will it be okay tomorrow? If I’m working out on a weekday, then dinner tonight is (at least) lunch tomorrow.
ten. Burnt broccoli pesto
Recipe designer Caroline Gelen knows: you don’t need pine nuts to make pesto. Other raw nuts like almonds or walnuts work just as well and costs much less. The best part? Turning broccoli into pesto (which can then be mixed into pasta) only takes 30 minutes.
Thanks to the convenience of frozen broccoli, this family-friendly recipe everyone will love from former Food52 editor and current New York Times journalist Eric Kim becomes a possibility on weekdays. Like any casserole, it will be even better reheated the next day.
The epitome of ‘set it and forget it’, this seven-ingredient soup from the co-founder of Food52 Merrill Stubbs only requires a few minutes of initial work before you can shift your focus elsewhere (like becoming the martini you absolutely deserve it on a Monday).
Re: Set it and forget it. Roy Finamore’s Broccoli can take 2.5 hours, but it only requires five ingredients and is enjoyed by many in our community. Among the reviews currently on the recipe, this comment by GiGi26 reigns supreme: “I think you’ve given me a way to get my husband to eat broccoli. »
It should come as no surprise that our most popular broccoli recipe of all time comes from Ina Garten. If you keep Italian pantry staples on hand (basil, fresh parma, pine nuts), you should be able to prepare it right away.
Community member EmilyC prioritized weeknight convenience when developing this recipe. “We all know that feeling of walking in the door after a long day and not knowing what to cook,” she says. His solution? Roast chunks of sausage, broccoli and fennel in a zesty, lemony mustard sauce.
Here is what this recipe asks of you: blanch the broccoli rabe, grind the sesame seeds, mix the mirin, soy and sugar. That’s all. It may take 15 minutes at most. Serve with fish, chicken or whatever you have in the fridge.
Broccoli, like most things, is best stuffed between two tortillas. If you don’t have chicken, don’t worry: your broccoli will pair well with anything you have in the fridge (as long as you smother it in cheese and hot sauce).
Recipe creator Sarah Jampel puts it best: Steamed broccoli is “sweeter and more pure vegetable than its roasted counterparts.” Plus, it (obviously) doesn’t require an oven, which means you can allocate that space to other cooking activities effortlessly on weekdays (like roasted salmon).
Why is this our best weekday broccoli option? Well, it only requires seven ingredients, only takes 10 minutes and, according to over 40 members of our community, is really, really good.
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