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Buttered Broccoli Purée

72 Reviews
65% would make this recipe again

I found this way of preparing broccoli after betting with a friend that her kids would finally eat broccoli: try the recipe and you will understand who won the wager...

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 5 min
70 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

1 2/3 cup broccoli, cut into florets and diced stalks 200 g
1 tbsp butter, unsalted 14 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the broccoli.

Method

  1. Prepare the broccoli: remove the stalks and set them aside for another use. Blanch the florets in a pot of salted boiling water 4-5 min until tender-crisp. Drain the broccoli, keeping some of the cooking water for the purée. Immediately plunge the broccoli into a bowl of cold water to stop cooking (this also helps keeping them green), then put it in a blender or food processor, adding just enough of the cooking water to dilute the purée (about ½ cup). Add salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a little saucepan over very low heat and cook a few minutes until it reaches a light hazelnut colour, taking care not to let it burn. Pour the hazelnut butter over the broccoli purée, mix well, adjust the seasoning and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (70g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

70

Fat

6 g

9 %

Saturated 3.5 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

19 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

20 mg

1 %

Carbohydrate

4 g

1 %

Fibre

1 g

6 %

Sugars

1 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

17 %

Vitamin C

91 %

Calcium

3 %

Iron

3 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Low  :
Sodium
Source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Folacin, Vitamin A
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables ½
Fats 1

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Members' Reviews

72 Reviews (68 with rating only ) 65% would make this recipe again
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churchdore
august 26, 2010

My 3 and 5 year old boys both prefer raw or steamed broccoli over the puree version.

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shoshi68
february 05, 2010

I will not be making this again. I like broccoli just like it is, and don't get why I would try to hide the lovely flavour and texture of this lovely vegetable.

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Katharsis
february 03, 2009

I'm not sure I will make this again, if I puree broccoli I feel like I may as well make an actual soup out of it. My daughter has no issues eating florets though, so I don't need to coax her. This was just average.

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MilkyDay
january 28, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

It's true that kids love it! A very good way to have them eat veggies.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Side dishes | Vegetarian | Halal | Low Sodium | Kosher

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churchdore
august 26, 2010

My 3 and 5 year old boys both prefer raw or steamed broccoli over the puree version.

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shoshi68
february 05, 2010

I will not be making this again. I like broccoli just like it is, and don't get why I would try to hide the lovely flavour and texture of this lovely vegetable.

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Katharsis
february 03, 2009

I'm not sure I will make this again, if I puree broccoli I feel like I may as well make an actual soup out of it. My daughter has no issues eating florets though, so I don't need to coax her. This was just average.

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