Broccoli, lentils and cherry bocconcini
( SERVES 4 )
This is my favourite way to cook broccoli. Steam then toss in garlic and chilli and finish with a good squeeze of lemon juice. After cooking I have added some lentils and bocconcini to make a simple dinner. Crusty bread with oil or butter would go well here.Fresh local broccoli is a household staple for New Zealanders and it’s great buying at your local New World. Change it up with broccolini, the longer stemmed florets are the side shoots from broccoli and often called sweet-steam broccoli, or Bella Verde.
- Cut broccoli into small florets. Lightly peel any tough pieces from the broccoli stems and cut into small pieces. Steam broccoli until tender.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the garlic. Cook over low heat until golden. Add the chilli and cook for a further 30 seconds. Add the lentils and broccoli and toss through the garlic and chilli, taking care to mix up the garlic so it doesn’t burn on the base of the pan.
- Place the cherry bocconcini in a shallow serving bowl. Carefully tip over the broccoli and lentil mixture.
- Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.
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