Tenderstem® broccoli with saffron cream

Tenderstem® broccoli with saffron cream

Try this tasty side dish, ready in just 10 minutes. Featuring a rich and sumptuous saffron cream dressing combined with delicate Tenderstem® broccoli and butter beans, this is a deliciously different accompaniment to your favourite protein.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes



Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 266
  • Fat 13.1g Medium
  • Saturates 5.6g Medium
  • Carbs 19.3g
  • Sugars 4.5g Low
  • Fibre 11.2g
  • Protein 12.2g
  • Salt 0.36g Low


  1. Add the saffron and 1 tbsp water to a small saucepan set over a medium heat and bubble until half the water has evaporated.

  2. Mix the oil through and heat for around 30 secs – or if using butter, add to the pan, melt and bubble for 30-60 secs until lightly golden. Tip the mixture into a medium bowl to cool slightly.

  3. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the Tenderstem® broccoli and cook for 2 mins then drain.

  4. Add the crème fraiche to the bowl with the saffron mixture and season with salt and pepper. Add the Tenderstem® broccoli and the butter beans and fold together. Sprinkle with the cayenne pepper or Tabasco if you like.

  5. Great served with your favourite protein, or if you’d prefer to make into a light salad, add two boiled eggs per person.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.