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For the Love of Broccoli

Updated: Jan 5, 2019

Garlic Broccoli Recipe~Nourishing Greens
Garlic Broccoli Recipe~Nourishing Greens

Spruce up your broccoli dishes with a powerful dose of raw garlic! I promise you, you will never look at broccoli the same again. If you are a garlic lover, you will LOVE this recipe. Not only does it add flavor to cooked vegetables, the raw garlic will add extra health benefits you need. According to Dr. Axe's article, garlic can help with a variety of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, blood pressure, colds/infections, hair loss, diabetes and symptoms of dementia.

Not only will you benefit from the powers of garlic, our star ingredient provides us with added benefits such as fiber, folate, Vitamins A & K, and potassium.


1 Large Head of Broccoli (Washed, then cut into florets)

2-3 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped as shown or smashed like a paste)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt (Optional)


Wash the broccoli, then cut into florets. Place them in boiling water, just until soft about 8 minutes. Just make sure they are not too soft as you do not want to lose the nutritional value. If you have an Instantpot, place them on top of the trivet, with one cup of water. Set the Instantpot to zero minutes on high pressure and do the manual release. They come out perfect at this setting! Once cooked, run it under cold water, then pat dry with a towel. Place in a bowl, then drizzle extra virgin olive oil, salt (if desired), and chopped garlic. Then mix, and serve as a side dish. This recipe goes well with grilled foods.

Give this Garlic Broccoli side dish a try and let us know what you think!

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