Tenderstem® broccoli side dish with garlic pesto

Tenderstem® broccoli side dish with garlic pesto

This irresistibly versatile recipe is the perfect side dish to impress a special dinner guest. The juicy and succulent crunch of the Tenderstem® broccoli is impeccably matched with the flavours of the garlic pesto. Would make a great accompaniment to your signature pasta dish or meaty main. Date night – but better!

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Vegetarian

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 475
  • Fat 43.4g High
  • Saturates 7.1g High
  • Carbs 6.2g
  • Sugars 2.9g Low
  • Fibre 4.2g
  • Protein 12.9g
  • Salt 0.5g Low
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  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.

  2. Place the Tenderstem® broccoli in a roasting tin. Brush with vegetable oil and roast for about 5-10 minutes.

  3. Pulse the almonds in a food processor, then add the garlic, basil and lemon juice and blend to break down. While the blender is blitzing the ingredients, drizzle in the olive oil gradually to make a smooth pesto, scraping down as necessary.

  4. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the cheese.

  5. Divide the pesto between two plates. Place the Tenderstem® broccoli on top of the pesto and serve immediately.

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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.