Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad

Broccoli and blue cheese salad

  • serves 4-6 as a side
  • Easy

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


Try our broccoli salad then check out more broccoli recipes here.



  • purple sprouting broccoli 400g, trimmed
  • olive oil 1 tbsp, plus extra to serve
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • blanched almonds 100g, toasted and roughly chopped


  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • garlic 1 small clove, sliced
  • blue cheese 100g, crumbled
  • lemon ½, zested and juiced
  • natural yogurt 30g
  • chives a small bunch, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the broccoli for 2 minutes until tender, drain well and tip into a bowl with the olive oil and lemon juice. Cool completely.

  • Step 2

    To make the dressing, fry the garlic with the olive oil in a pan for 2 minutes. Put the rest of the dressing ingredients into a blender along with the fried garlic and oil, and season generously. Whizz until completely smooth, adding 1-2 tbsp of water if it’s a little thick.

  • Step 3

    To finish, put the broccoli on a serving plate and drizzle generously with the dressing and a splash of olive oil followed by the chopped almonds.

*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards

Try one of our other sprouting broccoli recipes

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe with Peppers and Walnuts

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 221
  • Fat 18.4g
  • Saturates 4.6g
  • Carbs 2.7g
  • Sugars 1.9g
  • Fibre 2.6g
  • Protein 9.7g
  • Salt 0.5g