Sweet & Spicy Broccoli Tender Stems with Cashew Crumble

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Sweet & Spicy Broccoli Tender Stems with Cashew Crumble

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes          Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes (if roasted)
Author: Milk & Marigolds     Serves: 4 as a side (easily scalable)


  • 400 g sweet broccoli tender stems or broccolini
  • 3 tbsp Tamari or other GF soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp finely minced ginger
  • 4 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 packed tsp chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 3/4 cup crushed salted & roasted cashews
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • a few pickled hot banana pepper rings roughly chopped


  1. Decide on whether to steam or roast your broccolini. Make rice if desired.
  2. While preheating the oven or preparing to steam the broccolini, prepare the sauce:
  3. Begin by zesting one of the limes with a microplane, juice the lime(s), mince the ginger, chop your herbs and the hot peppers. Crush the cashews and set them aside. Combine all but the cashews to make the sauce. Whisk ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Steam the broccolini until just tender or heat the oven to 425 F. Prepare a pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add a little olive oil and toss in the raw broccolini to cover it lightly. Spread the broccolini out on the pan so it is’t crowded. Roast for 5-6 minutes and then flip. Cook for another 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. Plate the broccolini on a serving platter. Dress the broccolini with the sauce and sprinkle the cashews on top. Serve with rice or alone.

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