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Tenderstem Broccoli

I LOVE Tenderstem Broccoli and have it most mornings with an Egg or some Toast.  In this post I talk through the various ways of cooking Broccoli and a recipe for a quick side dish that will go alongside most meals.

Course Appetizer, Side, Starters
Cuisine british
Keyword Broccolini, Tenderstem Broccoli, Tenderstem side
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 84 kcal
Author Safira


  • 200 g Tenderstem Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil Olive or other Veg
  • 1 small clove Garlic sliced finely
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice about 1/2 Lemon


  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add Butter and Oil.

  2. Once the butter stops foaming turn the heat down, then add the sliced Garlic. Saute for 1 minute, then add the Tenderstem Broccoli. Cover the pan and cook on low for 4 minutes.

  3. Uncover the pan and turn the heat up slightly to burn off any excess water. This shouldn't take too long.

  4. Add seasoning, a squeeze of Lemon Juice and Chilli Flakes.

Recipe Notes

Top Tips for cooking Tenderstem Broccoli

Don’t crowd them. Leave space between florets for them to cook properly and evenly.

Cooking time varies according to the thickness of the tenderstem so you may need to adjust times accordingly.

The florets cook faster than the stems. It is best to cook really thick stems for a more even cook but this is down to personal preference. 


Nutrition Facts
Tenderstem Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.