In The Bag: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

March 31st, 2008

This is a round-up of recipes submitted for our monthly seasonal food blogging event “In The Bag”. This month we chose Purple Sprouting Broccoli as the ingredient - and I’m really impressed with everyone’s ideas for this great vegetable.

Geeky fact of the day is that the purple colour on the head of the plant comes from tiny flower buds. Its short season lasts only from mid February to mid April, so tuck in and enjoy some while it lasts!

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipes

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe

  • A totally different method of cooking comes in the form of this tasty looking Green Vegetable Minestrone from Pixie at “You say tomahto, I say tomayto”.

Green Vegetable Minestrone Recipe

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe

  • Julia from “A Slice of Cherry Pie” is the co-host of our In The Bag seasonal food blogging event (and you can catch April’s edition over there). She has submitted the unusual combination of purple sprouting brocolli with mint. This is another example of how a vegetable can be enjoyed without too much playing.

PSB with Mint

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe

Purple Sprouting Brocolli Recipe

PSB Recipe

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7 Responses to “In The Bag: Purple Sprouting Broccoli”

  1. Julia Says:

    Great roundup! I adore purple sprouting broccoli and will definately be making the most of it - and I’ve got lots of new ideas to try now!

  2. scott Says:

    Julia: Great to hear. I’ll be looking forward to the next one!

  3. We Are Never Full Says:

    These look beautiful! I’m impressed by the work! Thank so much for letting me cheat. Maybe purple sprouting broccoli is easier to find in the UK, but I had a difficult time finding it in Brooklyn. Farmers market may have been out of it.

    Can’t wait to poke around the rest of these entries! Thanks again, I’ll be back.

    amy @

  4. Pixie Says:

    Great roundup-I’m sure to pick up more sprouting broccoli today and now, have more wonderful recipes to choose from.

  5. scott Says:

    We Are Never Full: Cheating, never a problem. Good to have you along!

    Pixie: It’s a great touch of spring - needed right now as the weather looks like Winter!

  6. Helen Says:

    Mmmm, PSB! It sounds like some dodgy chemical abbreviated like that doesn’t it? We know that nothing could be further from the truth. Some PSB has come my way this morning and I can’t wait to get home and cook it!

  7. scott Says:

    Helen: I agree - “I took an overdose of PSB”. Heh, I suppose it’s still possible!

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