Broccoli and Cauliflower

Thai-Flavored Tofu and Broccoli

Serve this easy dish of tofu and broccoli over rice or bean-thread noodles, a simple coleslaw dressed in sesame-ginger dressing, and strips of red bell pepper and cherry tomatoes. more→


Cauliflower, Carrot, and Olive Salad

Cauliflower and florets

Here’s an easy salad  of lightly cooked cauliflower and raw carrots, with lots of extra flavor from parsley, olives, and sunflower seeds. I like to make this as part of a meal of cool dishes in the summer, either with a cold soup, or with two additional interesting salads. Adapted from Vegan Express by Nava Atlas. more→


Cauliflower-Avocado Bake

avocados and limes

Try this unusual combination of cauliflower and avocado in a casserole for a family dinner or even as an appetizer for a dinner party. It’ll be sure to please all your guests!  more→


Sautéed Broccoli or Broccoli Rabe, Baby Carrots and Yellow Squash

cut broccoli and carrots

I make this colorful trio of sautéed vegetables often, as the combination of broccoli, carrots, and yellow squash complements many different kinds of main dishes, including pastas, potatoes, and grains.



Sesame Kale and Broccoli Sauté

lacinato kale

Kale and broccoli, two nutritious and delicious green vegetables are a compatible team in this sauté featuring Asian flavors. This is a great side dish with other Asian-inspired noodle, rice, or tofu dishes.  more→


Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

Cauliflower rice pilaf

Once you have some rice cooked, this sturdy, aromatic dish featuring cauliflower and curry seasonings comes together quickly. For a nice meal, serve with Lentils with Greens and Sun-Dried Tomatoes and a simple salad. more→


Penne and Broccoli with Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Raisins

Broccoli in a seashell dish

This pasta dish is filled with a variety of delicious flavors and textures — tomatoes walnuts, as well as along with healthful broccoli. Broccoli is loaded with calcium and vitamin C and nutrient-rich walnuts are a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid.  more→


Lemony Couscous with Broccoli

Couscous raw

This may be too light to serve as a meal’s centerpiece, but it’s perfect for pairing with a dish of equal heft, like a bean or legume dish, or a main dish salad. I’ve also enjoyed leftovers of this served cold in a wrap with shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes.