Ayurvedic Diet

Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion Made Easy

Find RecipesDigestive Effects HelpGet Help

print version share on facebookshare on twitter
Share Content with Your Friends & Clients
Share Ayurveda with your friends and clients plus earn commissions through the affiliate program.

Please cut and paste the following link when sharing this page with your network. This link will automatically track referrals from Joyful Belly to track your commissions:

Share URL for this page (cut and paste this link):

Click here for more details about the affiliate program.

About the Author: John Immel, Asheville, NC

Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive

Modify a copy of this RecipeCopy & Edit
Bookmark this RecipeBookmark
Create a recipeCreate a Recipe

(5.00 out of 5 stars) 2 reviews
Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive Ayurveda Recipe
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingDigestive Effects Help
Effect: Rajasic, Alkalizing, Prana
Meal: Lunch-Dinner
Recommended for: Spring
Type: Vegetables
Style: Western
Contains: Nightshade
Occasion: Cleanse
Preparation: Boiled
Color: Green

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Pharmacological Effects
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Is Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive Good for Me?
Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive is a good fit for you. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.

ayurvedic perspective

Broccoli together with lemon is a great combination for Kapha dosha.

About Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive

Mashed broccoli has a softer feel. Olives and lemon bring the taste and sours alive.
Weights & measures


2 pinchBlack PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
4 cBroccoliVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
1 pinchCayenne PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
2 cloveGarlicVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
1/2 wholeLemonVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
2 tbspOlive OilVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
1/4 cOlivesVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
2 tbspRed Onion (raw)Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
2 pinchSalt (Mineral Salt)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating


Boil, strain and mash broccoli. Lightly sautee garlic in the oil. Mix into broccoli with remaining ingredients.

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

Comments & Impressions of 'Broccoli With Garlic & Black Olive'

Do you like 'broccoli with garlic & black olive'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'broccoli with garlic & black olive'?

(5.00 out of 5 stars) 2 reviews

Sign in to review this page

As a Vata type, i feel like this is the best way for me to eat broccoli. Plus, it's so delicious!

- dasha, Brooklyn, NY, 10-18-10 (Reply)
Suitable for Pitta: replace garlic by pinch of asafoetida. Leave out chili and black pepper and raw onion. Cook with red onion with the broccoli for a tasteful accent. Replace lemon by fresh apple juice. Adjust freshly cooked crispy corn for sunny color.
- carolien hoded, Utrecht, 07-15-12 (Reply)
Dear Caroline, It my experience asafoetida aggravates Pitta more than garlic...
- John Immel, Asheville, NC, 08-06-12 (Reply)
I love the high note this dish sings in the body, yet very grounded on the tongue. Thanks!
- Crystal, 03-09-14 (Reply)
So delicious I can't keep my spoon out of it. I'm kapha-ing till I reach my best weight. As long as the grocer keeps the broccoli really fresh this my mainstay, go-to meal every week. Inspired!
- mary hollenstein, Bonham, TX, 10-02-14 (Reply)
Yes I share John Immel's views asafoetida is really repulsive for Pitta tummies
- deepak bhanot, 04-17-15 (Reply)

What is Joyful Belly?

Browse recipes and hundreds of other ingredients on this extensive educational website. Joyful Belly helps people confidently choose food that restores their healthy glow, using the ancient technique of Ayurveda. Our extensive collection of online recipes, ingredients, and articles makes health easy. To get started, take the free dosha quiz to find your Ayurvedic body type.

What is Ayurveda?

Learn about Ayurveda from the author of this article and founder of Joyful Belly,
John Immel.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and products on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Dosha Quiz
My Diets
Diet Help
Recent | Popular Articles
Digestion | Weight Loss
Ayurvedic Herbs & Products
Ayurveda Consultation
My Account
Privacy Policy
About Us | Press Kit
Using this Website
Contact Us | Job Offers
Wholesale Accounts
Join Affiliate Program

© 2016 Joyful Belly Ayurveda Inc., All rights reserved. john@joyfulbelly.com 828-252-0222 Asheville, North Carolina