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    Purple-Sprouting Broccoli with Chilli

    Cooking broccoli this way is a great way to add extra zing.

    • Vegetarian
    • Nut Free
    • Milk Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 2 x 200g packs purple-sprouting broccoli
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 red chillies, thinly sliced
    • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon


    1. Halve any large spears of broccoli lengthways then cook in a large pan of boiling, salted water for 3 minutes. Drain well.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan or wok and, when starting to smoke, add the chillies. Sizzle for a few seconds then add the broccoli and a pinch of salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice.
    3. Lift the lid – the broccoli will be a little browned in places – and stir in the lemon zest and juice. Serve immediately.

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    Cook's tips

    Purple-sprouting broccoli can be replaced with Tenderstem broccoli or even small florets of cauliflower, if preferred.


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