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Freeze-Dried Broccoli Applications and Recipe

Broccoli is a popular vegetable that is often used in a variety of dishes, from salads to stir-fries. However, fresh broccoli can be perishable and difficult to store for long periods of time. This is where freeze-dried broccoli comes in. Freeze-dried broccoli is a versatile and convenient ingredient that can be used in a wide range of applications. In this article, we will explore the different ways in which freeze-dried broccoli can be used and provide a unique recipe for you to try.

Applications of Freeze-Dried Broccoli

  1. Snacks: Freeze-dried broccoli is a great healthy snack option that can be eaten on its own or added to trail mix. It is light, crunchy, and packed with nutrients.
  2. Soups and stews: Freeze-dried broccoli can be rehydrated and added to soups and stews for a nutritious and flavorful addition.
  3. Pasta and rice dishes: Freeze-dried broccoli can be added to pasta and rice dishes for a pop of color and added nutrients.
  4. Salad toppings: Freeze-dried broccoli can be crushed and used as a topping for salads, adding a crispy texture and a boost of flavor.

Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese Puffs


1 cup freeze-dried broccoli
1 cup water
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the freeze-dried broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until rehydrated.
  3. Drain the broccoli and pat dry with a paper towel.
  4. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour, salt, and pepper, and whisk until smooth.
  5. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth.
  6. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the grated cheddar cheese until melted.
  7. Add the rehydrated broccoli to the cheese mixture and stir until well combined.
  8. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and then add them to the cheese and broccoli mixture.
  9. Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making 8-10 small mounds.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the puffs are golden brown.
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

Conclusion on Freeze Dried Vege

Freeze-dried broccoli is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of applications. From snacks to soups, this ingredient is a convenient and healthy addition to any meal. Try out the unique recipe for broccoli and cheese puffs to add a new twist to your broccoli dishes.

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