What's In Season in April: Broccoli

What's In Season in April: Broccoli
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What's In Season in April: Broccoli

Spring produce is finally in full force! Broccoli is a seasonal ingredient you should be cooking with in April. Here are four more delicious broccoli recipes to try.

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Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing

This salad has an amazing array of flavors: sweet roasted broccoli, bitter escarole, salty anchovies and sharp cheese.

Get the recipe: Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine and Broccoli

Parmesan-coated chicken breasts are browned then simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce, sprinkled with mozzarella and served over pasta and broccoli.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup with Croutons

These creamy soups can be made in advance, then reheated and garnished just before serving.

Get the recipe: Creamy Broccoli Soup with Croutons

Brocooli Quiche Bites

After the pastry thaws, it takes just 10 minutes to put together this easy-to-make appetizers that get lots of flavor from a surprising ingredient--vegetable soup mix.

Get the recipe: Broccoli Quiche Bites


By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit

Once a symbol of healthy food to kids everywhere, broccoli has become a cool new ingredient to use in everything from vinaigrettes to main dishes. Its florets add a pop of green when mixed in with macaroni and cheese, and its stalks look like steaks when scored and seared. Check out some recipe ideas for broccoli in the slideshow above, and read on for tips on how to buy and store these tiny green trees.

Pick the freshest broccoli you can, to lessen the chance that a cabbagey odor will develop during cooking. The stalks should be a deep, rich green all over, with tightly closed florets, firm stalks, and no yellow flowers or yellow spots.

Store broccoli unwashed in the fridge, wrapped in plastic. Try to use it within a day or two, though it keeps for up to a week. Tomorrow: Peas!

Lamb and Broccoli Stew
Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli
Orange Broccoli, Beef, and Mushrooms
Sauteed Broccoli with Floret Vinaigrette
Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Leeks

Check out slideshow above to discover four more delicious broccoli recipes.

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