How to Make Broccoli and Cauliflower Delicious: A Spanish Twist


In this article, we’ll explore a delicious recipe for broccoli and cauliflower, taught to me by a friend from Spain. This vegetarian dish is not only nutritious but also bursting with flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.


To prepare this delightful dish, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 900 grams of broccoli
  • 450 grams of cauliflower
  • 5 cups of milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • Onion, to taste
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Parsley, to taste
  • 200 grams of red cherry tomatoes

Preparation of Broccoli and Cauliflower

  1. Begin by thoroughly cleaning and washing the broccoli and cauliflower. Then, chop them into small pieces on a cutting board.

Cooking Process

  1. In a pot, add the broccoli along with boiling water and season with salt. Pour in the milk and cook for approximately 3 minutes.
  2. In another pot, place the cauliflower, add boiling water and milk, season with salt, and cook for about 5 minutes.

Sautéing Vegetables

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, and add the chopped onion and carrot. Sauté for a few minutes until golden brown.

Final Touches

  1. Drain the broccoli and cauliflower and transfer them to a pot. Add the diced bell peppers, chopped cherry tomatoes, and mix well. Then, add seasoning according to your taste.


With just a few simple steps, you can create a flavorful and nutritious vegetarian dish that will impress your friends and family. This recipe, learned from a friend in Spain, is a testament to the richness of culinary traditions around the world.


  1. Can I use other vegetables in this recipe? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different vegetables to suit your taste preferences.
  2. Can I make this dish vegan? Yes, you can substitute milk with plant-based alternatives such as almond or soy milk to make it vegan-friendly.
  3. How long does it take to prepare this dish? The preparation and cooking time combined should take around 20-25 minutes.
  4. Can I add cheese to this recipe? Of course! Adding grated cheese on top can enhance the flavor of the dish.
  5. Is this dish suitable for meal prep? Yes, you can prepare a batch of this dish and store it in the refrigerator for a few days. Just reheat it before serving.

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