Roasted purple sprouting broccoli is a crispy and flavorful side dish that is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Alternatively, for a hearty main course, serve with pasta.WHERE CAN I FIND PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI?
Purple sprouting broccoli belongs to the brassica family of vegetables.
It is comparable to broccoli. Purple sprouting broccoli, on the other hand, has a long stem, a smaller head, and a lot of side shoots. Broccoli, on the other hand, has one large head.
Purple sprouting broccoli is delicious, and I prefer it over regular broccoli.WHEN IS THE SEASON FOR PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI?
Purple sprouting broccoli is best eaten in the UK between February and April.
When you grow your own, you will usually have a longer harvesting season.WHY IS PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI ROASTED?
Broccoli, like many vegetables, tastes best when roasted.
Once you've tried roasting broccoli, whether purple sprouting or regular, you'll never go back.Here are some reasons why you should try roasting your PSB:
- incredible flavor - roasting it brings out its deep savoury flavor - hassle free - a few minutes of prep, whack it in the oven, and leave it to cook - roasting your broccoli is so simple - crispy edges - there's something so moreish about the crispy edges you get when roasting purple sprouting broccoli.
OTHER WAYS TO COOK PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI If you do not want to roast your broccoli or do not have access to an oven, you can cook it in the following ways:
- steam it, boil it, sauté it, add it to a stir fry, eat it raw, try it with a dip, BBQ it, and keep the florets for a long time.CAN PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI LEAVES BE EATEN?
Yes, the purple sprouting broccoli leaves are edible.
Remove any wilted or old leaves.
Leave the leaves on the stems or pull them off and wash them. If you've separated them from the stems, they'll cook quickly, so cook the stems for 10 minutes before adding the leaves to the tray for the last five minutes.SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS
Purple sprouting broccoli complements a wide range of dishes.
- Serve as a side dish with any meal that would normally include green vegetables.
- To make an easy plant-based dinner, combine with pasta and top with vegan parmesan-style cheese.
- For a light summer meal, pair with dips and salads.
- Instead of olive oil, use sesame oil and serve with rice or noodles and tofu.