A few months ago I wrote a post about BroccoLeaf, a revitalized organic superfood by Foxy Produce. And I am so excited that I just found it in the grocery store! After purchasing it, I immediately went home to put it to the taste test. The results…
It is EXTREMELY bitter. The most bitter leafy green that I have ever tasted… but I knew that it was good for me so I proceeded to try to take away some of the bitterness.
- Juicing – A great product to juice, but to hide the bitterness you will need to use a few apples to balance the bitter/sweet taste.
- Chips – I made a batch of kale and broccoleaf chips in the oven. I was not able to tell the difference between the two, so that is a plus.
- Sautéed – I threw together the BroccoLeaf, a little butter, salt, pepper, garlic seasoning and the result was amazing! The bitter taste disappeared and I was left with a very pleasant side dish.
Overall, I will definitely be purchasing BroccoLeaf again, but you won’t find me eating it like a salad. Even though some of the nutrients might die off from the high heat sauté cooking, the end taste was well worth it. If you come over for dinner you might find this new superfood on your plate!
- Fry pan
- 1 (full bunch) BroccoLeaf Wash before cutting
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil Extra virgin preferable
- 1 Head Fresh garlic minced or sliced
- 1 tbsp Chili flakes crushed in mortar
- 1 pinch Salt season to taste
- 1 zest lemon on top
- Trim the BroccoLeaf stems where they meet the leaves. Put aside the stems for fresh BroccoLeaf juice.
- Roll the trimmed leaves length-wise until you form a rolled cigar. Holding the roll with one hand, slice the leaves diagonal-wise into a thin wide shape.
- Now, heat a medium-size non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet; the equivalent of 9-1/2 inches (diameter) wide. Add the olive oil and heat just until it sizzles. (test with a slice of garlic if makes this noise) - If good, add the garlic, stir and sauté until it begins to caramelize.
- Add the BroccoLeaf in noodles shape, add bit of water, cover and steam for 2 minutes slow-medium heat.
- Check if the BroccoLeaf is soft, with a greeny colour, season to taste with crushed red chili flakes.