Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata

14 ways with purple sprouting broccoli

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This super seasonal brassica is as versatile as it is delicious and nourishing. Try it in speedy midweek noodles, vibrant spring salads, roasted on vibrant flatbreads, and plenty more with our greatest hits


Looking for purple sprouting broccoli recipes? Check out our ideas for how to cook purple sprouting broccoli, including inventive side dishes, healthy midweek meals and vegetarian entertaining ideas.



  • Purple sprouting broccoli is at its best in March and April

Purple sprouting broccoli, spiced fried eggs and lime yogurt on toast

Cumin seeds and chilli flakes add punch to this vegetarian brunch idea, ready in just 10 minutes. Plenty more brunch recipes here.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe with Fried Eggs

Purple sprouting broccoli tempura with ponzu dipping sauce

Check out this vegan recipe for crunchy purple sprouting broccoli in crispy tempura batter. Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish will make an impressive dinner party starter for all.

Broccoli Tempura with Ponzu Sauce

Broccoli and peanut soba noodles

Our recipe for purple sprouting broccoli and peanut soba noodles is really easy to make and ready in 20 minutes. The zingy sauce gives the broccoli an injection of flavour, whilst the roasted peanuts add a crunchy texture to the dish.

Soba Noodle Recipe with Broccoli and Peanuts

Spring salad with purple sprouting broccoli, peas and mozzarella

Celebrating spring's finest produce, this purple sprouting broccoli, pea and mozzarella salad makes for a quick and easy light lunch for two.

Spring Salad Recipe with Broccoli, Peas and Mozzarella served on a white plate and a white surface

Griddled purple sprouting broccoli with peppers and walnuts

Red pepper and walnuts make the perfect accompaniments for griddled purple sprouting broccoli in this punchy vegan-friendly recipe.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe with Peppers and Walnuts

Roasted broccoli and feta flatbreads

Vibrant in colour and full of flavour, these roasted purple sprouting broccoli and feta flatbreads make an exciting change from your average midweek meal.

Roasted broccoli and feta flatbreads

Veggie soba noodle pots

In need of some lunch box inspiration? These purple sprouting broccoli, carrot, radish and edamame soba noodle pots are a sure way to brighten up any office lunch. Ready in just 20 minutes, under 500 calories and packed full of flavour.

Veggie soba noodle pots

Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

Tofu and purple sprouting broccoli make perfect partners in this Chinese-style vegan recipe. Easy to make and under 500 calories, this dish is a delicious after-work dinner.

Chinese Tofu Recipe with Broccoli

Orecchiette with anchovies and purple sprouting broccoli

Our recipe for orecchiette with anchovies and purple sprouting broccoli is ready in just 20 minutes and comes in at under 500 calories, making it perfect for a midweek meal. Ricotta salata is a salted, pressed dried cheese, which is used for grating in southern Italy. You can buy it from some cheese shops or Ocado.

Charred purple sprouting broccoli with bagna cauda

This is a simple, yet delicious way to enjoy the often overlooked purple sprouting broccoli. Serve as a side dish, or toast some bread and pile it on top. You could add a poached egg, too, if you like.

Charred purple sprouting broccoli with bagna cauda

Lemon-crusted salmon with purple sprouting broccoli

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

Purple sprouting broccoli, chilli and feta tarts

Using purple sprouting broccoli as the star ingredient, 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

A pungent garlic and anchovy sauce elevates purple sprouting broccoli to new levels in this vibrant side dish.

Linguine with purple sprouting broccoli, sesame and chilli

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