10 Cauliflower and Broccoli Recipes | Melissa Hemsley
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10 Cauliflower & Broccoli Recipes


10 Cauliflower & Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli and Cauliflower are such versatile veggies and can either be hidden well into delicious dishes (great for kids who aren’t a fan) or can steal the show and make a meal amazing! Here are 10 of my favourite recipes that really celebrate these veggies which can be interchanged whenever you like, depending on what you’ve got at home and what’s in season (like tenderstem in Summer or sprouting broccoli in late Winter/Early Spring). And don’t leave the cauliflower leaves or broccoli stalks out of the party- they make the crunchiest and most delicious part and give you more for your money too.

Cauliflower & Kale No-Waste Noodles

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The best quick weeknight dinner of cauliflower and kale noodles, using every part of the cauliflower so there’s no-waste. This is my go-to when I’ve got veg that needs using up, so do feel free so swap for broccoli, cabbage or any other greens you’ve got lying around that need some love. Simply don’t serve with the egg for a tasty vegan recipe!

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Waste-Free Cauliflower & Lentil Stew

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Hearty, comforting and less waste, this Red Lentil Stew with Roasted Cauliflower and crispy cauli leaves with zesty Zhoug dolloped on top is an ultimate big batch, warming dish. Don’t let the cauliflower leaves go to waste- they make the crispiest, crunchiest topping when roasted.

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Zero Waste Cauliflower Soup with crispy fried Cauliflower Leaves

This zero waste Cauliflower soup uses all the bits you might throw away with fried cauliflower leaves giving a lovely crunch. The whole cauli is used in all it’s glory and goes in along with turmeric, ginger & some beans to make a creamy hearty base. Perfect more making a big batch and freezing for a rainy day.

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Broccoli, Feta & Pink Pickled Onion Salad

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This Big Broccoli, Quinoa & Feta Salad with quick pickled pink onions is ideal year round. You can roast the broccoli for extra warmth when it’s a little colder out or swap for cauliflower or whatever veg you have at home. I like this best when it’s just cooked as a warm salad but it’s great cold too.

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Broccoli Quinoa Miso Soup

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This Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Miso Soup is a really feel good soup for me. I often have cooked plain quinoa in the fridge on a busy week so then this soup becomes a ‘ready in 10’ minutes dinner. When I’m feeling under the weather, I add extra ginger and I love this with quality chicken broth which I keep in the freezer.

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Chermoula Cauliflower with Herby Green Dip

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Steal the show at any dinner party with these Cauli Steaks from my cookbook Eat Green. They’re super simple for a mid-week dinner too. They come together in 30 minutes on the nose! If you want to get ahead, the dip and slaw can be made in advance, then dress the slaw while you’re cooking the cauliflower. You’ll want to try the chermoula-esque spice mix on everything, or you could fry it with onion for the base of a pumpkin soup.

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Get Your Greens Quinoa Salad

This *Get Your Greens Quinoa Salad* is a properly satisfying salad in less than 30 mins. Make sure you use up the broccoli stalks too! If you run out of herbs, chop watercress/rocket/lettuce anything green goes!

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Roast Cauliflower Lentil Tabbouleh

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A tabbouleh is one of my favourite types of Summer ‘salad’ so I’ve made this Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Winter version that’s hearty, full of colour and has lots of fresh herbs to keep us going through the grey months. If you’ve not roasted a cauliflower before, you’re in for a treat and make sure you include the cauliflower leaves too, which are delicious and shouldn’t be wasted!

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Broccoli Fridge Raid Frittata

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The beauty of a frittata is that anything goes – really, it does! In this case from my cookbook Eat Green, broccoli is the star, but let whatever is in your fridge take the lead. Always aim for some green as it’s often the green veg that most of us could do with more of. Not only is a vegetable frittata an easy and delicious way to start your day, but in this case you eat the whole broccoli in all its glory – stems and stalks – and, even better, everything happens in the same pan.

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Broccoli & Feta Baked Eggs

When it comes to breakfast, I’m a big fan of a one-pan wonder with minimal washing up, & this Broccoli & Feta Baked Eggs hits the spot every time.  Ready in under 10 minutes, it’s the best brekkie in a hurry but also easy to impress any weekend guests with. I used purple sprouting but use any type you like.

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