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Best ever purple sprouting broccoli recipes

This leafy green livens up dishes with a great crunch, and it’s packed full of vitamins. Purple sprouting broccoli scrubs up well to make a great side dish, and it works well in our pasta and tart recipes.

Charred purple sprouting broccoli with bagna cauda

This is a delicious way to enjoy purple sprouting broccoli, at it’s best in February. Serve this as a side dish, or toast some bread and pile it on top. You could add a poached egg, too, if you like.

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Charred purple sprouting broccoli with bagna cauda

Lemon-crusted salmon with purple sprouting broccoli

Eating healthily doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself. This salmon dish with purple sprouting broccoli is packed full of citrus flavours and is so delicious, you’ll forget you’re being virtuous.


Purple sprouting broccoli, chilli and feta tarts

Surely the best way to eat purple sprouting broccoli?! These stunning puff pastry tarts are bound to impress. Adjust the amount of red chilli according to your taste, and use shop-bought puff pastry to save time.


Purple sprouting broccoli with anchovy sauce

Purple sprouting broccoli only needs a simple sauce, like this pungent garlic and anchovy one, to shine. We love the colour and texture that this great side dish provides.


Linguine with purple sprouting broccoli, sesame and chilli

In need of a midweek pick-up? This simple pasta dish is a great way to eat purple sprouting broccoli and is full of fresh zingy flavours of chilli and lemon.


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Alex talks purple veg with Vernon Mascarenhas in this instalment of our weekly podcast

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