I have a really hard time getting creative with vegetables. Frankly, most of the time my veggies are simply roasted with a little olive oil and salt & pepper. However, sometimes I need veggies to take to a party or potluck that I can eat. Plus I want something a little more shall we say…interesting? Today’s recipes include salads, soup, an appetizer and roasted veggies. Any of these can make great additions to a meal or snack. I hope you find something you like to spice up your vegetable life!
No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple by Kristine’s Kitchen
To Make SCD Friendly: Use homemade SCD yogurt instead of Greek yogurt
This is a perfect example of a beautiful SCD friendly salad you can take to a party or potluck. It’s not only SCD safe, it’s pretty and delicious too! The dressing is made up of yogurt, honey, cider vinegar, lemon juice and poppy seeds. Enjoy!
Crack Broccoli by A Beautiful Plate
To Make SCD Friendly: You’re good to go! If you can’t find pecorino cheese, substitute with parmesan.
If you have any picky eaters in your house, this is a great way to coax them into eating broccoli. Roasting vegetables is BY FAR the tastiest way to prepare vegetables….and will probably help you eat more too. This addicting recipe with garlic, lemon, sliced almonds, red pepper flakes and cheese is just the ticket to take your roasted vegetables from boring to bodacious. (yes, I just wrote bodacious. oy.)
Broccoli Apple Salad by Fast Paleo
To Make SCD Friendly: Use THIS SCD friendly recipe for mayo
This is another great salad to bring to parties or have as a side dish for your own dinner party. The ingredient that takes this salad to the next level, in my humble opinion, is the BACON. A nice little crispy, chewy treat hiding in all the fruit and veggies? Yes please, thank you. You can’t tell me that bacon doesn’t step it up for you, can you?
TIP: If you have an anti-mayo individual in your house like I do, use homemade SCD yogurt instead.
Simple Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bites by Living Chirpy
To Make SCD Friendly: You’re good to go!
Okay, so I admit I probably wouldn’t grab this if I were at a party just on the basis of color. HOWEVER, I think this is an AWESOME recipe to try at home with the kiddos or even the hubby for that matter. First, it’s finger food – who doesn’t like that? Second, you can dip it – getting better am-I-right? Third, it’s veggies that are tasty. So ignore the color, print the recipe like I did and give it a go – it may be the perfect afternoon snack to tide you and yours over till dinner. Be courageous!
Creamy Dreamy Healthy Broccoli Soup by Watch What U Eat
To Make SCD Friendly: Substitute coconut or almond flour for all purpose flour. If almond milk isn’t in your diet, try coconut milk instead.
We are in the last few weeks of cooler temperatures and what one might deem as soup weather so we need to sneak this recipe into the rotation quick! This creamy soup has a Cashew Cream base. No worries if you don’t know where to buy it because it’s simple and better to make at home.
NOTE: For the cashew cream you will need to soak cashews for one hour – so plan that into your prep time. For better flavor, I would highly recommend using homemade stock instead of water. (Personally, I would use my chicken stock even though it’s a vegetable soup).
There you have it friends. A little soup, salad, appetizer and roasted goodness. Which broccoli recipe are you going to try this week? Share in the comments or share your own favorite broccoli recipe.