Most of us know broccoli as a relatively boring side dish -- when it's just steamed or boiled, it can be bland and mushy, and surely nothing to get excited about. But there are different ways to cook broccoli that bring out its incredible flavors -- if you've ever tried roasted broccoli, for example, you'll never think of broccoli the same way again. It's nutty, robust and delicious. No time is better than the present to start experimenting with some new ways to cook broccoli, because it's in season and looking better than ever.
Even if you've always hated broccoli, these recipes may convince you otherwise. But don't even think about broccoli smothered with cheese sauce or in a casserole -- our recipes are much more complex (and better for you). Check out the slideshow below for the ideas.