Broccoli with Olive Fig Tapenade – A savory dish with spicy notes and subtle sweet hints. Broccoli meets gastronomy! With only 10 minutes of prep it can be yours in the blink of an eye!
Olive Fig Tapenade
This tapenade would add gastronomical flair to many dishes. Count broccoli in! Gently coating steamed broccoli with the generous flavors and colors of this olive tapenade makes what may usually be mundane a pleasure to eat (and view!) on your dining table!
I highly recommend making extra–or use leftover Tapenade in these other creative ways: Dipping oil for fresh bread, a lovely crostini or a gentle dollop on vegan cheese served on a cracker.
Why not?! Are there any nutrients that broccoli doesn’t give you?! It is loaded with vitamin C (one cup provides 135% of your daily value). Additionally, it is a great source of vitamins A, B6, E and K, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, niacin, selenium and plant-based protein and some omega-3 fatty acids for good measure. That is not even an exhaustive list, just the heavier hitters!
Don’t Waste All Those Wonderful Nutrients
With all that broccoli has to offer it would be a shame to throw any of it away. That is why I recommend eating both the florets and the stems. To make the stems more tender I like to peel them. It makes the texture and flavor gentle and delicate. Delicious! If your cravin’ those veggies, check out some of my other nutrient packed side dishes: Cran-peary Brussels Sprouts or my Roasted Asparagus with Vegan Avocado Cream! Enjoy!