Starters & Lunch Recipes

Griddled Tenderstem® tossed in salsa verde

This super easy salsa verde is the perfect accompaniment to griddled Tenderstem® for a side dish that wows. Serve it with traditional roast lamb and all the trimmings for Sunday lunch perfection.

  • 5 minutes
    preparation
  • 5 minutes
    cooking
  • 4

Pumpkin Pancakes with Chilli Fried Tenderstem®

Looking for an autumnal brunch to impress? We’ve teamed up with food blogger Thinly Spread who has created this irresistible pancake recipe, a warming and comforting dish which uses Somerset goat’s cheese from her local area.

  • 30 minutes
    preparation
  • 30 minutes
    cooking
  • 4

Smoky Three Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Tenderstem®, Chorizo Crumbs and Parsley

Tenderstem® has teamed up with food blog “Always so Hungry” to create this irresistible recipe - the perfect starter to impress on a date night.

  • 10 minutes
    preparation
  • 10 minutes
    cooking
  • 4

Barbecued Tenderstem® Wrapped in Parma Ham With Dippy Eggs

This is a super easy dish created by Ellen Manning of Eat with Ellen, it makes the perfect summer snack or a great starter for dinner with friends. Think asparagus and poached eggs - but bigger and better! Plus, you get to play a bit of a game of jenga with the stems as you try to remove them to dip in the eggs.

  • 10 minutes
    preparation
  • 10 minutes
    cooking
  • 4

Tenderstem® veggie tacos

If you’re a sharer who loves nothing more than social eating with friends or family, this simple yet delicious Mexican-inspired recipe is the one for you! If feeding a crowd, double the recipe and let your guests assemble the tacos themselves.

  • 10 minutes
    preparation
  • 10 minutes
    cooking
  • 4

Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem® and heirloom tomatoes

Griddled sourdough bread topped with ricotta, tomatoes, capers, fresh mint and Tenderstem® broccoli makes a perfect springtime lunch.

  • 15 minutes
    preparation
  • 5 minutes
    cooking
  • 4

Tenderstem® and Chicken Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Some lovely Asian flavours at work in this Vietnamese soup recipe.

  • 10 minutes
    preparation
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
    cooking
  • Serves 4

Tenderstem top tips

Tenderstem top tips

Although Tenderstem® is great eaten raw, it’s also easy to cook with. To get you started, here are some stemsationally easy ways to prepare your Tenderstem®.

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