Looking for a delicious vegan recipe? Try these small broccoli and potato pies, a tasty alternative idea for dinner or for an aperitif.
If you’re on the lookout for a nutritious and enjoyable vegan recipe, try these small vegan baked broccoli and potato pies. Snacks that are tasty, healthy and light, for vegans and non-vegans. Perfect as starters or as an original main course, nutritious and attractive for children reluctant to eat vegetables… provided the spices are mild. A great way to get them to eat broccoli, which children tend not to like on their own. This recipe, mixing broccoli with potato and appealing to the eye, has proved to be successful in attracting children to get used to eating a vegetable that is particularly rich in healthy and beneficial properties.
Broccoli: nutritional values, properties and a curious tip
Broccoli are rich in mineral salts such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, vitamin C, B1 and B2, plus dietary fiber. They contain very little calories (27 per 100 gr.) and are therefore used frequently in low calorie diets.
Various kinds of broccoli exist, but the best known varieties are:
- broccoli cabbage, which features short stems and bright green inflorescences
- branched broccoli cabbage, with a bluish green head and deep green soft lateral sprouts, known as sprouting broccoli.
Broccoli are often boiled or steamed, the latter being preferable for bringing out their flavor and preserving their healthy nutritional properties intact.
Perhaps the only drawback to this winter vegetable is the unpleasant odor it releases during cooking, caused by relatively high sulphur content. How can you get around this problem when boiling broccoli? It’s easy: squeeze a lemon into the water for boiling!
Now let’s take a look at the recipe: