Learn how to make broccoli powder quickly and easily at home – not only is it a great way to preserve an abundance of your harvest, it’s a wonderful way to sneak veggies into your children’s diet!
When you think of broccoli, I’m certain that powder doesn’t immediately come to mind.
Broccoli is most commonly used on veggie trays (with gobs of ranch)… in a delicious broccoli salad, that you might make at home or purchase in your store deli case, or steamed – either in your Instant Pot or on the stove.
I’ll admit that broccoli is one of my favorite veggies to have and eat, and having been on keto for the last few years, it is perhaps the only veggie (aside from cauliflower) that I consume regularly.
Did you know….
That you can pickle broccoli?
And if you a massive amount of broccoli on hand or in your garden you can use it to make broccoli powder?
Broccoli powder is a wonderful way to preserve an abundance of broccoli to use in various recipes. I love having broccoli powder in my pantry to make veggie salt (1 part powder to 1 part salt = veggie salt) – which is a beautiful way to flavor food.
I also like to use broccoli powder in recipes as a way to sneak more veggies into my kiddos diet. Because it’s powder, it’s easily disguised – they have no idea that I mix it into my meatballs, meatballs and tuck it into casseroles.
How to make broccoli powder
Making broccoli powder couldn’t be more easy. Wash and pat dry your abundance of broccoli and separate into smaller florets.
Line your dehydrator trays with a silat liner, or use the built in trays that come with the dehydrator. Then spread your broccoli over the trays and dehydrate at 130 degrees for 5-6 hours (or until completely dry).
Once dry, use your coffee grinder (reserved solely for grinding dried veggies) or, high powdered blender, to blend your broccoli down into a powder. Store in a tightly covered jar in your pantry until ready to use.
Take it a step further
Making dehydrated veggie powders doesn’t have to just include broccoli. You can transform an abundance of any veggie to make veggie powders – in this case, you could dehydrate any or all to include in your veggie powder:
- asparagus spears
- romaine salad
- spinach greens
- carrot tops
Simply start by washing your veggies and patting dry with a clean kitchen towel. Then lay out evenly on your dehydrator trays and dehydrate at 130 degrees for 5-8 hours.
Asparagus can sometimes take longer to dehydrate as the stems can be a combination of soft and hard – keep an eye on your trays and rotate as needed.
Grind to a fine powder when completed and store in a tightly covered container in a cool, dark place.
How to use veggie powders
- add to meatloaf
- mix into your meatballs before baking
- combine with salt at a ratio of 1 part veggie powder to 1 part salt and sprinkle
Looking for more veggie recipes?
Try any of these, below:
- Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Apple Relish
- Spicy Pepper Pickled Broccoli
- Rosemary Radish Veggie Salt Recipe
- Kale Salt Recipe
- Homemade Mushroom Salt
- Homemade Jalapeno Salt Recipe
How to Make Broccoli Powder
- coffee grinder reserved for food only, or high powdered blender
- 1 lb broccoli or more, cut into small florets
- Prepare your broccoli by separating into smaller florets.
- Wash and pat dry your broccoli. Lay evenly on your dehydrator trays, taking care to allow adequate space.
- Dehydrate at 130 degrees F for 5-8 hours, or until completely dehydrated.
- Remove from the trays and process in a coffee grinder (reserved only for food), or a high powdered blender (BlendTec or VitaMix) until the broccoli is a fine powder.
- Transfer to a covered jar or tightly covered container and store in a cool, dark area until ready to use.
To make veggie salt:
- Combine dehydrated veggies with salt at a ratio of 1:1 and store in a tightly covered container until ready to use.
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