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Whether you prefer purple sprouting broccoli, long-stemmed broccoli or the chunkier variety, check out our ways to use this nutritious green vegetable. We’ve put together some zingy salad recipes, including broccoli with pine nuts and halloumi. Or for a delightful midweek Chinese meal, why not try our crispy chilli beef with broccoli? Read on for more inspiring family-friendly lunch and dinner ideas using broccoli...

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Easy broccoli recipes

Broccoli stir-fry

Seasonal broccoli is combined with plenty of veg and flavoured with soy, ginger, garlic and chilli to make this zingy stir-fry dish.

A white plate of broccoli, noodles and chilli with a pair of wooden chopsicks on a white background with a blue linen napkin

Thai-style broccoli fried rice

Think cauliflower rice, and then some. Packed with protein and low in calories, this speedy broccoli rice dish is full of exciting texture and flavour, with punchy chilli, zingy lime, crunchy veg and peanuts.

Thai style broccoli fried rice in a bowl

Broccoli and mozzarella focaccia

If you haven’t tried broccoli in a sarnie before, now’s your chance. The green veg goes soft, squidgy and deeply satisfying in this salty, chewy focaccia, ideal for a springtime lunch.

Focaccia sandwiches filled with broccoli and mozzarella

Purple sprouting broccoli in oyster sauce

A moreish sweet and salty oyster sauce elevates this purple sprouting broccoli dish. Serve with rice for a quick and easy midweek dinner.

A purple sprouting broccoli dish with chilli

Broccoli orecchiette with chilli sauce

The trick here is to steam the broccoli in seasoned olive oil and pasta water until mushy. It emulsifies into a wonderful sauce. It sounds weird but it really works.

Orecchiette with broccoli and chilli sauce

Baked gnocchi with broccoli, blue cheese and walnuts

Blue cheese goes really well with the broccoli here, but you can adapt it to suit cheeseboard leftovers if you like. The recipe is really easy and ready in under an hour – perfect for a midweek meal. Find more easy gnocchi recipes over here.

Gnocchi Bake with Broccoli and Cheese

Beef and broccoli fajitas

Fill your tortillas with our high-protein mix of long-stemmed broccoli, roasted red peppers and sirloin steak for a quick meal idea.

Sirloin Steak Fajitas Recipe with Broccoli

Broccoli frittata with taleggio

Check out this super simple broccoli frittata recipe, it’s seriously cheesy yet surprisingly low in calories.

Broccoli and Taleggio Frittata Recipe

Broccoli soup with blue cheese croutons

Whip up this soup for a green veg fix. If you have any leftover Stilton, you could use that here instead of the dolcelatte. We have plenty more soup recipe ideas, too.

Broccoli Soup With Blue Cheese Croutons Recipe

Miso-buttered cod with broccoli, sesame and beans

Check out this nourishing miso fish recipe with crunchy broccoli. The umami flavour from the Japanese miso paste gives this baked cod a rich and warming flavour.

Miso cod Recipe with Broccoli, Sesame and Beans

Roast broccoli wedges with kecap manis and peanuts

Use broccoli as a centrepiece and scatter with spring onions, salted peanuts and crispy onions for an umami-rich, vegan entertaining dish.

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Kecap Manis and Peanuts

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 vegan starter. Find more great vegan dinner party starters over here.

Broccoli Tempura with Ponzu Sauce

Broccoli and chilli beef stir-fry

No need to order from your local Chinese takeaway when you can rustle up this flavoursome beef stir-fry in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is not only quick and easy to make, it’s also low in calories, too.

Broccoli, spring greens and chilli stir-fry

Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata

Our broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and delicious midweek meal. It’s on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it’s low-cal and 5:2 diet-friendly. Discover more frittata recipes here.

Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata

Chinese-style broccoli with tofu

This Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu recipe is easy, vegan and under 500 calories.

Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

Roasted broccoli and feta flatbreads

Our flatbreads are quick and easy to make – and they're vegetarian. Perfect for a midweek meal. We have loads more tempting cheese recipes for you to check out.

Roasted broccoli and feta flatbreads

Kale and broccoli salad

Crisp and crunchy, this low-calorie salad pairs broccoli with creamy kefir dressing, while the toasted walnuts add a satisfying bite to the greens.

Kale and broccoli emerald salad with kefir dressing

Broccoli salad with peppers, pine nuts and halloumi

Try this filling vegetarian salad for two: on the table in half an hour, a main-course broccoli salad with halloumi and red peppers. Sprinkle with pine nuts to serve. See some of our other halloumi recipes here.

Pizza with sausage, broccoli and fennel

Ditch the takeaway. These broccoli pizzas without tomato sauce are the best. Make your own pizza dough, then top with sausage, mozzarella, fennel and broccoli for a quick meal. Find more pizza recipes here.

Sausage Pizza Recipe with Broccoli

Rigatoni with broccoli

Our recipe for rigatoni with broccoli pesto is a great twist on a classic pesto and a good way to use up broccoli. What’s more, it’s vegetarian and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for midweek. It’s a great way to get the kids eating their greens, too. For more ideas, see our best ever quick and easy pasta recipes.

Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto Recipe

Roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon

This recipe for roast broccoli salad makes for a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s vegetarian, ready in under an hour and around 300 calories, but still delivers big, punchy flavours.

Roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon

Malai broccoli

This vibrant veggie dish is served with a creamy makhani sauce, with the mustard oil adding a nutty and hot flavour. This recipe comes from London's Soho restaurant, Gunpowder.

A whole green broccoli sat on an orange sauce on a white oval plate

Supergreen broccoli pasta bowl

Feeling healthy? This supergreen broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal.

Bowl of linguine with broccoli

Broccoli and peanut soba noodles

The fresh greens are a great combination with the noodles, while the roast peanuts add a crunchy texture to the dish. For more inspiration, see our best ever noodle recipes.

Soba Noodles with Broccoli and Peanuts in a Bowl

Broccoli soup with fried chickpeas

This broccoli soup, with fried chickpeas, creamy coconut and a kick of chilli, will become your new favourite. Ready in under an hour, it makes enough to serve the whole family. It also makes a wonderful lunch.

Broccoli Soup Recipe with Chickpeas

Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad

Match purple sprouting broccoli with a blue cheese and garlic dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds for added crunch.

Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad

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