Steamed Broccoli

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 10 min 1
Steamed Broccoli
Health Highlights
Easy to cook and excellent for the body as broccoli is packed with fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants.


1 cup Broccoli, raw (organic recommended)
1 pinch Sea Salt
2 cup Water (or appropriate amount for your pot. The water will be used for steaming.)


  1. Wash broccoli and cut off stalks.
  2. Cut the broccoli head into large bite-sized florets.
  3. Cut the stalks and get more nutrients and fiber, plus this gets "more bang per a buck."  Remove the thick outer skin and cut inner-stalk into bit size pieces or leave the outer skin on and cut into extremely thin slices.
  4. Fill a saucepan with 1 - 2 cups of water and the sea salt.
  5. Place the steamer basket in the saucepan (if you have one). Make sure the water is close to the bottom of the steamer basket but not touching it.
  6. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Place broccoli in the steamer basket and reduce the heat to medium. Put the lid back on.
  7. If the water is evaporating too quickly, add more water.
  8. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes for crisp-tender broccoli.
  9. The broccoli is ready when it turns bright green and is tender enough to pierce with a fork. 



Health Tip

Steam extra broccoli and other veggies to have ready to go for snacks and additional side dishes for meals.

If you struggle to digest vegetables, cook the broccoli for 6-8 minutes for tender broccoli, so it is easier to digest.  


is a cruciferous vegetable and is abundant in important antioxidants! 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 29.6
Calories from fat 2.7
Calories from saturated fat 0.3
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 128 mg
Potassium 267 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 2.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 0.9

Energy sources