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4-Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives
Healthy Steaming is one of our Healthiest Way of Cooking methods that makes broccoli taste great as well as retaining its wonderful flavor. You will also be benefiting from the health-promoting sulfur compounds found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.
Prep and Cook Time: 4 minutes

  • 1 lb broccoli
  • 3 TBS crumbled feta cheese
  • 6 kalamata olives, sliced or chopped
  • Mediterranean Dressing
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional:

  • 1/2 red onion sliced, add to steamer with stems or 2 minutes before florets
  • 5 drops soy sauce
  • 2 TBS sunflower seeds


  1. Fill the bottom of the steamer with 2 inches of water.
  2. While steam is building up in steamer, cut broccoli florets into quarters. Peel stems and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Let florets and stems sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Press or finely chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Steam stems for 2 minutes before adding the florets.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss broccoli with the remaining ingredients and any of the optional ingredients while it is still hot. (Mediterranean Dressing does not need to be made separately.)
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

5-Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives
1.00 serving
(281.20 grams)
Calories: 318


 vitamin K517%

 vitamin C286%


 vitamin A41%

 vitamin B230%



 vitamin B627%



 vitamin E25%

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In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which 4-Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

5-Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives
1.00 serving
281.20 grams
Calories: 318

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 465.19 mcg 517 29.3 excellent
vitamin C 214.65 mg 286 16.2 excellent
folate 166.28 mcg 42 2.4 good
vitamin A 367.63 mcg RAE 41 2.3 good
vitamin B2 0.39 mg 30 1.7 good
phosphorus 201.97 mg 29 1.6 good
pantothenic acid 1.37 mg 27 1.6 good
vitamin B6 0.46 mg 27 1.5 good
molybdenum 11.99 mcg 27 1.5 good
vitamin E 3.80 mg (ATE) 25 1.4 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 4-Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives

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