Fresh Italian Recipes with Tenderstem<sup>®</sup> broccoli this Spring

Fresh Italian Recipes with Tenderstem® broccoli this Spring

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With the early tease of spring in February, we can be forgiven for turning our thoughts to better weather and some light, yet comforting meals, enjoyed on longer, warmer evenings. Italian recipes offer the perfect balance between light and fresh, and full-flavoured, filling meals that we love.

Italian cuisine is some of the healthiest and perfectly balanced in the world, with a strong emphasis on seasonality of the freshest ingredients, eaten in the local areas they are grown in. The Mediterranean diet is famed for its health benefits, as well focussing on everything in moderation, so what better cuisine to whip up this spring? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Italian recipes using our brilliant superfood, Tenderstem® broccoli:

Orzotto with Tenderstem® Purple

This is a new recipe using our fantastic Tenderstem® Purple; combining delicious, rich flavours of blue cheese, with smooth orzo pasta, plus the vibrant roasted Tenderstem® Purple and a perfect little kick of citrus from freshly-squeezed lemon juice, this is a go to dish for a quick meal, lunch-time or evening. Not forgetting the peppery rocket and toasted crunchy pine nuts which both help to elevate the dish. If you’re looking for a hit of protein, some griddled chicken or turkey breast make the perfect addition.

Crab and Tenderstem® broccoli Tagliatelle with Lemon and Basil

This light dish is a perfect, super-speedy dinner option. Fresh lemon and tomatoes compliment the classic fragrance of basil and fresh garlic. The Tenderstem® broccoli only needs a quick flash fry with the other ingredients. Gently toss the veg and herbs together with the crab meat and some al dente tagliatelle and you’re onto a winning dish; an Italian recipe that wouldn’t be out of place at a dinner party or a mid-week family meal.

Pizza Two Ways

This classic comfort food doesn’t have to be something to feel guilty about. By following these alternative or traditional Italian recipes, using fresh ingredients, you can indulge in pizza goodness without the worry.

Tenderstem® broccoli & Chorizo Pizza

A family classic. The smoky chorizo paired with the vibrant, healthy Tenderstem® broccoli, on top of the delicious cheese and tomato, make this tasty recipe a hit with all the family.

Whether you’re cooking for friends, family, or feeding yourself, Tenderstem® broccoli has you covered for all your Italian recipe needs. Take an adventure in the kitchen and dream of your next Mediterranean escape. Select your favourite Italian recipe

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