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Early spring is peak season for purple sprouting broccoli. Fresh, tender and packed with vitamins, it is a beautiful addition to stir-fries or soups. I like this simple warm salad recipe from BBC Food as it is quick, healthy and works great as a snack or side dish. Try drizzling some tahini over it and adding a dash of ground cumin for a Middle Eastern twist.

purple sprouting broccoli


  • dash olive oil
  • small handful purple sprouting broccoli, cut into florets
  • ½ Romero pepper, sliced
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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