Put that steamer basket away and get creative with this superstar veg, says chef April Bloomfeld, author of the new cookbook A Girl and Her Greens. Broccoli shines when you make it her way and add surprising dashes of favor (bacon, goat cheese...we're smiling already!).
April's Tasty Trick: Use a pot wide enough to hold the broccoli in one snug layer and with high sides (6 to 10 inches). The veg will brown for flavor while also steaming for perfect crunch.
Broccoli with Bacon and Onion
Broccoli with Goat Cheese
This story originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.