Vegan Cheesy Broccoli

vegan cheesy broccoli side dish.

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If you ever realize you have a dinner plate lacking fresh veggies, this quick vegan cheesy broccoli side dish will come to your rescue. This is a quick chop/steam/season trifecta to get vegetables on your plate, pronto! 




  1. Place a pot with 1-2 cups water and a steamer basket on the stovetop to heat up.
  2. Chop the broccoli into equally sized 1-2″ florets and place into steaming basket. Cover and steam for 5-7 minutes. 
  3. While your broccoli is steaming zest the lemon and mince the garlic.
  4. Check broccoli for doneness. When fork-tender remove from basket and place in a mixing bowl.
  5. Pour olive oil and lemon juice over the broccoli and toss to coat.
  6. Add remaining ingredients (garlic, nooch, zest, salt & pepper) and toss to coat all pieces in the steamed broccoli seasoning.
  7. Plate and serve!


**If you don’t want to mince the garlic, you can add lemon juice + zest, oil, and the cloves of garlic into a nutribullet to do the work for you.

**You can use this same steamed broccoli seasoning for other steamed veggies as well! It goes great with cauliflower & zucchini. Adjust steaming time as needed.

**You can use this recipe to meal prep! Increase the amount of broccoli you steam, and remove from heat when it’s ‘al dente.’ This will give you a buffer to maintain crunch when you reheat the broccoli.


Keywords: Sides, broccoli, nutritional yeast