Tuesday, August 26, 2014

11 delicious ways with broccoli (CSA Share Ninja Rescue 2014)

Enjoy these 11 delicious and unique recipes for broccoli, one of the healthiest crown jewels of the late summer / early fall harvest.

eleven delicious broccoli recipes

ERMERGAHD, peeps: Where the heck has the summer gone? Labor Day is next week, which means that summer is unofficially over, kids are headed back to school and all the bloggers except The Ninj are going to start inundating you with freakin' pumpkin recipes.

Pumpkin, apples and Halloween ... oh my.

Why can't we all just respect produce seasonality??!!!

One more week until Labor Day means means one last huzzah for the 2014 CSA Share Ninja Rescue, my annual summertime feature in which you tell me each week what produce from your CSA share, garden or farmers market has you at a loss for ideas and I rescue you the following Tuesday with fun, creative recipe ideas, from me and my favorite fellow food bloggers.

As we come up on fall, it's time to enjoy crisp, crunchy broccoli -- a fave of The Ninj, a nemesis of Mr. Ninj, which is why you'll see that so many of my recipes involve disguising it in a pasta dish.

Broccoli Recipes

1) "Chef Boyardee" broccoli pasta

2) Slow cooker sesame chicken and broccoli (from Shared Appetite)

3) Sweet and sour broccoli salad (from Kalyn's Kitchen)

4) Frittata with broccoli, tomatoes and smoked cheddar (from Southern Boy Dishes)

5) Stovetop broccoli mac and cheese

6) Pasta with roasted broccoli and chicken sausage (from the Clever Carrot)

7) Baked ziti with roasted tomatoes, broccoli and olives

8) Broccoli and bacon loaded baked potatoes (from Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

9) Asian-inspired chicken and broccoli salad

10) Pasta with butternut squash, broccoli and cranberry beans (from Kitchen Apparel)

11) Creamy broccoli-quinoa salad (from Queen of Quinoa, via Beard and Bonnet)

What's your favorite way to eat broccoli? And are you sick of pumpkin posts yet (ha ha ha)? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know.


  1. What a great round-up. Love these inspired ideas. Thank you for including me. Broccoli lovers unite!

    1. You're in great company this week, Katie -- so many awesome broccoli ideas! Thanks for checking them out.