Marinated Superfoods

Marinated Superfoods

Marinated Superfoods

There’s so much nutrition in these colorful vegetables. Eat them hot or cold (cold is my favorite). Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower defend against cancer. Use white or purple cauliflower. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 cups

Marinated Superfoods


  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 2 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • Marinade:
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • pepper to taste


  1. Steam broccoli and cauliflower for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pour marinade over hot vegetables.
  4. Add onions and stir. Serve hot or cold.

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7 Comments on "Marinated Superfoods"

  1. San

    This is going to sound strange but I use this exact same recipe to add to a black pasta with squid and garlic. The combination is tasty… well, at least to me it is 🙂

  2. Sharda

    Delicious!!! I shared this receipe with my friend and they loved it.
    I tweek it a bit – instead of fresh lemon juice I used fresh orange juice so it’s not so tart and I added carrots and red peper. I also sauted the onion and garlic. Thanks for the receipe it was mmm mmm good.

  3. VJ

    What other vegetables would you recommend for this marinade, other than broccoli and cauliflower? Thanks!

    • Jenny

      You could try peppers, zucchini, asparagus, even potatoes. If you use mushrooms or tomatoes, you would probably do them sliced but uncooked. And then there’s beets. I love marinated beets and I have a great marinated beet salad if you want to try it. It’s done with orange juice and balsamic vinegar.

  4. Lisa

    I’ve tried this and found it delicious! I did add a clove of minced garlic and red pepper flakes but this is something I could have several days a week. Thanks!

  5. Liz

    Simply brilliant. Definitely a make ahead for me to have. I could eat the screen.

  6. Rhonda

    You’re slaws look really good. I love eating things like this and I’ve got to make it. I love everything it’s made of. It looks delicious and those colors are beautiful…omg!…thank you for sharing such great recipes 🙂

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