50 Vegan Broccoli Recipes to Supercharge Your Diet

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“I go to bed, dreaming of vegan broccoli recipes”, said no one ever! Nope, not even the most dedicated broccoli fan.

50 Vegan Broccoli Recipes to Supercharge Your Diet | Hurry The Food Up

In fact, most kids would run from this poor member of the Brassica family. Never mind that it is one of the most healthy vegetables out there! (Or is it because of that?)

Very rarely does broccoli elicit the kind of reaction that, say, a humble potato does.

But fear no more!

For I, am here with my amazing collection of delicious recipes that use broccoli in a multitude of ways that you will be singing a different tune very soon!

Easy recipes, that maximize the health potential of broccoli, recipes that use different preparation methods to provide max flavor for your buck.

By the time I am done, you will be heading to the grocery store to stock up on raw broccoli!

Broccoli: the health benefits

First, let’s get the science-y bit out of the way, shall we? Broccoli, along with fellow weird-looking veg cauliflower, Christmas meal staple brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage, is collectively known as cruciferous vegetables.

Looking rather like a miniature tree, broccoli actually is a big hitter in the health food stakes.

It is packed to the rafters with fiber, vitamins (A,C,K and B9), minerals (potassium, phosphorous, and selenium), and bioactive compounds.

It also contains potent antioxidants that are helpful in preventing oxidative stress and cellular damage in our bodies.

The bioactive compounds present in broccoli help in lowering inflammation in our tissues, which is helpful in our fight against chronic diseases.

As if this wasn’t enough, cruciferous vegetables are brilliant in protecting us against various types of cancer.

Before you dash off to the supermarket, let’s get you set up with some of the best vegan broccoli recipes out there, for those following a plant-based diet.

Even if you aren’t into vegan diets, let me show you a great way (or 50!) to add this uber-healthy veg to your diet.

Get ready for the avalanche of broccoli dishes!

Soups, salads, starters, snacks, one-pot meals…. I have broccolized the entire Universe! This way please, for healthy vegan broccoli recipes!

Vegan mains with broccoli

Vegan Coconut Curry

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 17g

Calories: 690kcal

Ready in:25 minutes

Recipe by: Cris & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy, tasty, and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge

This coconut curry is the easiest one we’ve ever made but mixes it up with the top brass. You won’t find a better effort vs taste curry ANYWHERE!

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad Bake (Protein Recipe)

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 24g

Calories: 548kcal

Ready in:42 minutes

Bonus: super simple to throw together!

This time-saving traybake with sweet potato, broccoli, and quinoa is big on superfood nutrition and even bigger on taste.

Bonus: oh so delicious, oh so healthy!

Looking for healthy comfort food options? This vegan broccoli casserole is hearty, filling & surprisingly light! Try it now!

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: the easy way to get more vegan protein in your diet

We highly recommend serving this tempeh broccoli with brown rice. Yummy.

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: delicious, nutritious and simple

Curry-flavored broccoli? Really? Oh yes! What better flavoring to bring a bland veg that looks like a tree up to speed than curry?

Bonus: a lip-smacking dish like no other2

What better way to get a bunch of fresh veggies into your diet than via something as yummy as a thai curry? Especially one that is ready in 30 minutes and packed full of taste, spice and a fresh lime kick.

Protein: 3.3g
Calories: 120kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe by: KalynsKitchen
Bonus: you had me at ‘curry flavor’ already! 

This Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower is flavored with garlic and curry powder and cooked at low heat for a tasty combination. And the long cooking time for this dish really infuses the broccoli and cauliflower with curry flavor!

Protein: 27g
Calories: 570kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe by: AVirtualVegan
Bonus: easy one-pan dish for those busy weeknights

From scratch, super-easy, Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole with creamy rice, tender broccoli and surprise sausage-y bites. Put everything in the dish raw then bake. Minimal prep, minimal hands-on time, maximum comfort!

Protein: 11.1g
Calories: 414kcal
Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: MelissaTraub
Bonus: go green with broccoli and vegan pesto sauce

This vegan broccoli pesto pizza is a fantastic Italian meal: cheesy and garlicky – all the goodness of a pizzeria but made at home.

Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: Bakerita
Bonus: easy, rich, and filling meal

This Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Curry is a dinner staple that’s so quick and easy to make! It’s loaded with veggies and protein and has a secret ingredient to make it extra rich + creamy. It’s gluten-free and plant-based.

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: RainbowPlantlife
Bonus: restaurant-worthy meal made with a short list of simple, wholesome ingredients

Each bite of the Charred Broccoli and Za’atar Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce is packed with plant-based protein, the gourmet flavors are bold and bright, and it’s well-balanced nutritionally!

Turn to it on lazy weeknights or when you’re simply craving a medley of outstanding flavors.

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: AvocadoSkillet
Bonus: high in protein and flavor!

This Asian-inspired nourish bowl with sticky tempeh is vegan, baked, high in protein and is healthy for you! Make extra and take it to work the next day – you are welcome!

Calories: 241kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: JarOfLemons
Bonus: tasty way to give your body the nutrition, healthy fats, carbs, and protein that it needs

Ever wondered how to exactly ‘eat the rainbow’? Don’t fret – these Broccoli & Chickpea Rainbow Power Bowls make it easy and delicious!

Also, they likely fit into your new year healthy eating plan because they’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and grain-free!

Protein: 9g
Calories: 149kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheForkedSpoon
Bonus: substitute with broccolini if you cannot find Chinese broccoli

Perfectly tender-crisp Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) is made with simple ingredients including fresh garlic and soy sauce. Ready in under 15 minutes, enjoy this flavorful vegan side dish with all your favorite dishes!

Vegan broccoli sides

Protein: 17g
Calories: 396kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: ReturntotheKitchen
Bonus: forget your local Chinese takeaway!

This Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein is a perfect weeknight meal. Made in one-pot, these delicious Lo mein noodles covered in a soy garlic sauce and loaded with carrots and broccoli.

Protein: 17g
Calories: 396kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieInspired
Bonus: yummy dish that’s bursting with healthy goodness

Simple Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice recipe is the healthy and easy alternative to the take-out classic, featuring flavorful vegetables and protein-packed quinoa! Delicious vegan dinner ready in 15 minutes!

Protein: 11g
Calories: 291kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: LovefromtheTable
Bonus: easy meal for busy weeknights, and a great idea for lunch meal prep!

Have you tried brown rice ramen noodles yet? These Japanese-style noodles have a delicious nutty flavor and are perfect for a quick and healthy stir fry loaded with your favorite veggies.

Add a flavorful stir fry sauce, and this complete meal is ready in only 25 minutes.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 133kcal
Ready in: under 30 minutes
Recipe by: TwoClovesKitchen
Bonus: crispy, salty, earthy, and (best of all) garlicky treat

Roasted tenderstem broccoli (also known as broccolini or baby broccoli) is delicious when cooked until just crisp with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: LivingSmartandHealthy
Bonus: simple, healthy and so delicious

This delicious Vegan broccoli aloo is a perfect mid-week lunch. It takes only 15 minutes of active cooking time to make this dish.

Protein: 3g
Calories: 57kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: vegan, allergy-friendly and zero oil!

Riced broccoli is a quick and delicious way to enjoy this cruciferous veggie.

Add plain broccoli rice to other dishes like stir fries, pasta, and grain bowls, or follow the recipe below for a flavorful lemon-garlic version that’s so good you’ll want to eat a huge bowlful!

Protein: 25g
Calories: 595kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: bags of almost umami-like, irresistible depth of flavor

This healthy meal features roasted broccoli, smoky, roasted chickpeas, nutty quinoa, and a rich and flavorful sunbutter sauce (similar to Asian peanut sauce). A wholesome, colorful, nourishing, and satisfying bowl full of plants.

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: RefreshMyHealth
Bonus: simply a delicious way to add more leafy green to your diet

This skillet with spinach and broccoli (plus other veggies) is simply delicious, extremely healthy and 100% vegan. Learn how to cook spinach and broccoli to culinary perfection, in a very simple way.

Protein: 3g
Calories: 70kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HealthySeasonalRecipes
Bonus: naturally gluten-free and low carb too!

Easy Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon – it’s a simple way to make steamed broccoli taste incredible and the kids will love it too! It’s the perfect healthy vegetable side dish to pair with dinner.

Calories: 165kcal
Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: KillingThyme
Bonus: crispy edges with zero burned bits!

This quick and easy air fryer broccoli is the absolute BEST. It’s tossed with olive oil, garlic salt, and nutritional yeast.

Protein: 10g
Calories: 345kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: PlatingsAndPairings
Bonus: proudly take this to your next brunch or BBQ

This Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Basil Tahini Sauce will seriously knock your socks off. You will be drizzling this over everything!

Broccoli stir fries & pasta

Bonus: tasty food on your plate in 30!

Quick and delicious veggie side dish. High Protein, low carb, vegan and done within 30 minutes. In my opinion, a must-have recipe!

Protein: 27g
Calories: 408kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: VeganBlueberry
Bonus: bags of umami flavor to titilate your tastebuds

If you’re in need of a quick, flavorful, healthy, protein-loaded vegan dinner, you’re going to LOVE this easy Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry with Mushrooms! Use shiitake mushrooms if you want to take things up a notch!

Protein: 34g
Calories: 649kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: TheAlmondEater
Bonus: gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan

This broccoli rice stir fry uses broccoli rice as a base and is topped with easy and delicious marinated chickpeas. It’s a quick low carb dinner recipe that also happens to be meatless, too!

Protein: 10g
Calories: 294kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: KiipFit
Bonus: all the magic of the takeaway classic, minus the grease!

This Asian-flavored Spicy Cashew Broccoli Stir Fry is easy to bring together and takes about 20 minutes to serve. Its salty, savory and a satisfying comfort weeknight entrée.

Protein: 14g
Calories: 246kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: PipingPotCurry
Bonus: perfect easy weeknight dinner

Enjoy this quick & easy Vegan Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry recipe for a wholesome, restaurant-style Asian meal! Crispy tofu is cooked with tender broccoli in an aromatic flavorful sauce, then topped with sesame seeds, and served over rice.

Protein: 12g
Calories: 355kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ThroughTheFibroFog
Bonus: perfect as an easy weeknight meal

This broccoli asparagus pasta is the perfect balance of healthy greens and sumptuous pasta for a cosy comfort food dinner. A vegan pasta dish that combines herbs, garlic and olive oil for lots of flavour.

It’s a comfort food dinner that will have the kids eating their greens!

Protein: 3g
Calories: 98kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieInspired
Bonus: crispy, yet tender, veggies and lots of flavor

An easy vegetable side dish for any night of the week. Just a few ingredients are needed for this Green Bean Broccoli Stir Fry, but it brings lots of flavor and nutrients. Serve it as a side or over pasta or rice.

Protein: 22g
Calories: 541kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: AVirtualVegan
Bonus: creamy, cheesy, tangy and loaded with broccoli!

Really quick and easy Vegan Broccoli Pasta. Only a very small amount of time and a few ingredients stand between you and a skillet full of this garlicky, lemony, broccoli-packed, dangerously good and creamy Vegan Broccoli Pasta!

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: KarlieCooksPlants
Bonus: the creamy vegan broccoli pasta dish you have been waiting for!

This vegan mac ‘n’ trees is the perfect combination of cheesy, creamy, melty, stretchy mac goodness. Broccoli adds texture and nutrients and somehow results in the ultimate comfort food. Use gluten-free pasta if necessary.

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: BakingGinger
Bonus: easy to make and full of flavor!

This avocado pesto sauce is made from healthy ingredients like spinach, garlic, basil, and avocado, so it is packed full of nutrients. The pasta is also so easy to make so it is great for a weeknight meal!

Vegan broccoli soups & salads

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 14g

Calories: 428kcal

Ready in:25 minutes

Recipe by: Jansen

Bonus: healthy, filling, easy to make and exceptionally tasty

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad – forget fads and so-called superfoods, this is the real deal. Vegan, delicious and rammed with nutrients.

Protein: 7.4g
Calories: 203kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: YummyAddiction
Bonus: creamy and healthy soup that’s easy to make

Broccoli almond soup is a naturally creamy dairy-free and vegan soup perfect for the winter months. In this great recipe, fresh broccoli and blanched almonds blend with aromatics and spices to create a richly flavored, filling soup.

Protein: 17g
Calories: 401kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: UglyDucklingBakery
Bonus: the vegan broccoli soup recipe you have been waiting for!

This thick and hearty broccoli soup uses roasted broccoli to up the broccoli flavor and substitutes toasted almonds in place of the cream you often find in broccoli soups.

Protein: 9g
Calories: 363kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: HelloFrozenBananas
Bonus: easy vegan broccoli cheese soup minus the cheese!

Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup will be your new favorite soup recipe. It’s super creamy. I promise, no one will know it’s dairy free!

Protein: 2.6g
Calories: 104kcal
Ready in: 47 minutes
Recipe by: MelissaTraub
Bonus: recipe by Toby Amidor, a registered dietitian

Try this super easy 3-Ingredient Creamy Broccoli Soup. It is vegan, gluten-free, and tastes great! This is a perfect nourishing, warm addition to your meals.

Protein: 6g
Calories: 109kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ProfusionCurry
Bonus: healthy, keto-friendly, gluten-free soup to warm you up from the inside

Creamy Asparagus Broccoli Soup is best light and nourishing soup. Simple to make and delicious to eat, this easy vegan broccoli soup can be made on Instant Pot or on the stovetop.

Bonus: quick, easy and nutritious

Make the most out of your veg with this Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup – tasty, easy, healthy, full of vitamins and only five mins to prep!

Bonus: broccoli, in a salad? Whatever is the world coming to?

Quick and delicious veggie side dish. High Protein, low carb, vegan and done within 10-12 minutes. In my opinion a must-have recipe.

  • Cut the broccoli into small florets, then wash and rinse these fellas.

    3 cups broccoli

  • Get a pan to medium/high heat. Pour in water, one finger thick. And in the broccoli goes. Lid on top. Cook for about three minutes.

  • Whisk together the corn starch with a little bit of cold water. Slice up the green onions and peanuts.

    2 tbsp peanuts, 2-3 tbsp water, 1 tsp cornstarch, 2 spring onions

  • Set the broccoli aside. Again pour in water into the pan, let it get hot. Add in soy sauce, olive oil, sweet chili sauce and vinegar. Finally pour in the corn starch. Mix well.

    1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar, ⅕ cup water

  • Now throw back in the broccoli. Add sesame seeds, peanuts and green onions. Stir gently for another 30 seconds.

    1 tbsp sesame seeds

  • Add salt to taste. Maybe some more vinegar.

    salt to taste

  • Done! Indulge immediately or when cold.

Nutrition Facts

50 Vegan Broccoli Recipes to Supercharge Your Diet

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Protein: 10g
Calories: 369kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VeganBlueberry
Bonus: a great side dish for summer meals, as well as a great light lunch or dinner

This creamy, delicious Vegan Broccoli Salad loaded with tasty add-ins is definitely the best way to eat your veggies!

This broccoli salad with cranberries and almonds is a favorite for summer BBQs, picnics, and potlucks. You will love the fresh flavor of the easy vegan creamy dressing!

Protein: 3g
Calories: 136kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: MasalaHerb
Bonus: the perfect accompaniment to rich mains

Light and easy broccoli radish salad with a simple vinegar-based dressing. Broccoli stems, radishes, and shallots come together in a fresh and zingy salad.

Protein: 6g
Calories: 209kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: SimplyScrumptiousEats
Bonus: healthy, tangy, and versatile dish

Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad with Craisins is the perfect spring or summer side salad that is easy to make and a healthier no-mayo broccoli salad.

This honey mustard and apple cider vinaigrette makes a sweet dressing with no added sugar and adds a light taste to the bacon, cranberries, and red onions.

Protein: 5g
Calories: 231kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: ArtofNaturalLiving
Bonus: how to make kids fall in love with broccoli 101

A crunchy salad that’s a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki.

This healthy side is loved by both kids and adults AND it comes together quickly! The perfect side dish for BBQs!

Vegan broccoli snacks & appetizers

Protein: 4g
Calories: 72kcal
Ready in: under 30 minutes
Recipe by: Plantbasedonabudget
Bonus: gluten-free snacks perfect for those rainy afternoons

Simple and flavorful vegan pakora (spiced chickpea flour fritters) using your favorite vegetables like broccoli florets, onions and a handful of ingredients is easy to make, baked or air-fried rather than fried, naturally gluten-free, and ready in under 30 minutes!

Protein: 8g
Calories: 204kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieFunKitchen
Bonus: perfect for Sunday breakfasts and workday brunches!

An elegant dish that would please the plant-eaters as well as the non-vegans! This recipe by Lisa Dawn Angerame is elegant, delicious, and surprisingly easy to make! Of course, it’s vegan and so also dairy and egg-free as well.

Vegan broccoli dips

Protein: 2g
Calories: 188kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: UrbanFarmie
Bonus: the easiest way to sneak in extra healthy goodness!

This simple vegan, gluten-free, broccoli pesto recipe comes together in just 15 minutes. Variations included for nut-free and vegetarian options, and other fun substitutions!

This is all you need to get yourself a bowl of creamy vegan pasta dish in a jiffy!

Frequently asked broccoli questions

What can I add to broccoli to make it taste better?

Broccoli is such a versatile veg that you can throw anything at it and it will come up trumps. A simple recipe such as. steaming it and seasoning it with a simple salt, pepper, and crushed garlic, with a squeeze of lemon, and you can sit with a bowl of it and be happy. It goes so well with coconut milk, red pepper flakes, tangy mustard, sriracha sauce… there are zero limits! Steam it, saute it crispy, roast it in a baking tray on medium heat till you get the perfect texture – happy days!

What is the healthiest way to cook broccoli?

Steaming, hand’s down, is the healthiest way to cook broccoli. The nutrients in it don’t get leeched this way and you get all of its green-y goodness. Though roasting it in the oven comes a close (ish!) second!

Is broccoli really a superfood?

Broccoli is truly a nutrition powerhouse. It is one of the most versatile of plant-based ingredients – it adds magic to salads, soups, stir-fry, rice, and pasta dishes. Even if you are not a fan of broccoli, you cannot ignore its health benefits – it contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, is helpful in fighting inflammation, does not make your blood sugar shoot up and is quite low in calorific value.

That is what a superfood is supposed to sound like, right?!

I am sure this list of vegan broccoli recipes covers pretty much everything you can do with broccoli. From broccoli starters to full broccoli meals, it’s a treasure trove of inspiration!

So, dig in and enjoy all the wonderful health benefits of broccoli in a tasty, vegan way. Hopefully, these recipes are tasty enough to convince your kids to try them with you.

Come back and tell me which ones were hits and what tweaks you made to the recipe!

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