African Chili Paste Is the Secret Ingredient to This Amazing Broccoli Dish

Published on 12. September, 2019

Variety is one of the easiest ways to make meals more pleasurable, and this is a far cry from the same old steamed broccoli of your past. Harissa, an African chili paste, adds a kick, but you can also use sriracha or your go-to tomato salsa. Synonymous with love and the heart, rose petals add crunch and beauty, making this dish a sensual pleasure to behold.

Excerpted from The Superfood Alchemy Cookbook by Jennifer Iserloh, to be published on April 9, 2019 by Hachette Books, a division of Hachette Book Group. Copyright 2019, Jennifer Iserloh.

  • 4Servings
  • Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp olive oil

      1 head broccoli, cut into florets

      ¼ tsp salt

      ⅛ tsp ground cloves

      1 tbsp harissa or tomato paste

      ¼ cup shredded soft farmer cheese, mozzarella, or coconut cream

      2 tbsp food-grade rose petals


    1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add broccoli, salt, and cloves, and cover, turning occasionally until broccoli is browned and tender, 10–15 minutes.

    2. In a small bowl, combine harissa and remaining olive oil. Dot harissa sauce over broccoli, and If using cheese, sprinkle it over broccoli and melt under a broiler, 1–2 minutes. (If using coconut cream, spoon over broccoli once it is browned and tender, skipping the broiler step). Sprinkle with rose petals. Serve immediately.

    Nutrition Information

    • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
    • Calories: 186
    • Carbohydrate Content: 17 g
    • Fat Content: 12 g
    • Fiber Content: 3 g
    • Protein Content: 3 g
    • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
    • Sugar Content: 11 g