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10 simple purple sprouting broccoli recipes

Whether you're roasting it alone or throwing it in a fresh and vibrant salad, this seasonal, cruciferous vegetable is a great way to mix it up at meal time. Here's 10 simple purple sprouting broccoli recipes for you to test out for yourself.

Purple sprouting broccoli with cashew crumbs
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Purple sprouting broccoli with cashew crumbs

Purple sprouting broccoli and cashew nuts combine for this savoury side; a colourful creation that should add a bit of fun to the dinner table this Easter.

  1. Put the broccoli in a saucepan, cover with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat, then cover and cook for 6-8 mins until the stems are tender when pierced with a knife.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic for 1 min. Add the herbs and the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and crunchy. Tip into a bowl and leave to cool.
  3. Toss the broccoli with 2 tbsp oil and a little seasoning. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Once very hot and lightly smoking, cook the broccoli in batches for 2 mins each side to lightly char.
  4. Stir the lemon zest and cashews (or Parmesan) into the crumbs, then sprinkle over the broccoli to serve.
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  • Ingredients
  • 400g purple sprouting broccoli, any larger stems halved lengthways
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 4 tbsp dried white breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon, zested 
  • 25g cashew nuts (or grated Parmesan)