Broccoli 3 Ways: Salad, Soup and Roast

Broccoli 3 Ways: Salad, Soup and Roast

Broccoli is often the source of children's nightmares and who can blame them? How many of us grew up with poor old broccoli, boiled to greying, slopped as a watery mass on a plate?

It's considered a superfood and touted to help with ailments ranging from high blood pressure and diabetes to heart disease and even cancer. It contains nutrients such as folate, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins C and A, and calcium, which are needed for numerous functions in the body.

And broccoli needn't be gag-inducing.

Here are 3 simple ways to prepare these tender little "trees" that'll have even the fussiest child (or husband) asking for seconds.