broccoli basil recipe, how to make broccoli basil recipe

broccoli basil recipe with step by step photos – here’s another interesting recipe i had recently made. it was liked by everybody. hmmm….. its broccoli with basil leaves.

broccoli-basil

the aroma and flavor of basil leaves complimented the broccoli amazingly. in fact the broccoli had absorbed the flavors of the basil and tomatoes and tasted yum.

along with basil and tomatoes, i also added garlic to the recipe. we had this lovely broccoli basil with a spanish green beans dish and boiled rice. the green beans recipe was made by my spanish friend ‘s’ and was a great combination with the broccoli basil.

serve broccoli basil hot with rice, pasta, noodles or even bread.

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broccoli basil

5 from 2 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Course:dinner
Cuisine:vegan
broccoli basil
delicious recipe of broccoli with basil leaves.

INGREDIENTS FOR broccoli basil

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 2 small broccoli heads
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves or add as required
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes or 1.5 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

HOW TO MAKE broccoli basil

  • remove the florets from broccoli and rinse them well in water
  • chop the garlic and tomatoes
  • clean and rinse the basil leaves and chop them and keep aside
  • in a pan, heat olive oil. add garlic and saute for a minute on a medium flame
  • add the tomatoes and saute the tomatoes for a few minutes.
  • cook the tomatoes till they become soft, pulpy and mushy almost paste like. alternatively you could add tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes.
  • when the tomatoes are cooked, add salt and pepper. mix well.
  • add the broccoli florets.
  • mix the broccoli with the tomato garlic mixture.
  • cover and let the broccoli cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • later add the chopped basil and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • serve broccoli basil hot with rice, pasta, noodles or even bread.

NOTES

note: when i made this recipe, i added the basil leaves about 5 minutes after i added the broccoli florets. as a result, i cooked the basil and broccoli together for about 11 minutes. thus the basil leaves had become too soft and did not have enough crunch. my suggestion is to first cook the broccoli and once its cooked, then add the basil leaves. you only need to cook it for 1 to 2 minutes. nevertheless, the broccoli basil tasted awesome.
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lets begin step by step broccoli basil recipe

  • remove the florets from broccoli and rinse them well in water. keep aside. if you want you can even blanch the broccoli florets in hot water for 1 to 2 minutes.

broccoli florets for broccoli basil recipe

  • chop the garlic and tomatoes.

chopped garlic tomatoes for broccoli basil recipe

  • clean and rinse the basil leaves and chop them and keep aside.

basil leaves to make broccoli basil recipe

  • in a pan, heat olive oil. add garlic and saute for a minute on a medium flame.

sauting garlic in olive oil for broccoli basil recipe

  • add the tomatoes and saute the tomatoes for a few minutes.

adding tomatoes for broccoli basil recipe

  • cook the tomatoes till they become soft, pulpy and mushy almost paste-like. alternatively, you could add tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes.

sauting tomatoes for broccoli recipe

  • when the tomatoes are cooked, add salt and pepper. mix well.

adding salt pepper to broccoli recipe

  • add the broccoli florets.

adding broccoli for broccoli basil recipe

  • mix the broccoli with the tomato garlic mixture.

mixing broccoli to make broccoli basil recipe

  • after 5 minutes add the basil leaves to the broccoli and mix well.

mixing broccoli with basil

  • cover and let the broccoli basil cook for 10-12 minutes.

cooking - broccoli basil recipe

  • serve broccoli basil hot with rice, pasta, noodles or even with whole wheat bread, brown bread or white bread.

broccoli basil recipe

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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12 comments/reviews

  1. Enjoyed your Punjabi karela sabzi. Thanks a lot for sharing!
    Do you have green bean recipe, say with tomato, garlic etc that goes with rice or roti?

    • thats good… yes i do know green beans recipe with tomato garlic etc. will try to make one and update it on the website.

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for the healthy recipe. Will try for sure. I started following the blog recently. Nice work