Have you heard of Flower Sprouts? – I hadn’t so if you have you are ahead of me but we’ve been trying them out – first as a replacement for my favourite vegetable Brussel Sprouts (yes I’m an odd one) and then in a simply delicious quick and easy mid-week meal. Flower Sprouts are a cross between a Brussel Sprout and Kale – they look fluffier than Brussel Sprouts but are also sweeter and apart from the very end much less bitter than Brussel Sprouts can be. Go further down the post to find our amazing Flower Sprout Recipe.

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Flower Sprouts Steamed

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

For our Sunday Roast we normally steam the vegetables in our 3 tier stainless steel steamer preferring the vegetables steamed over boiled or roasted. Brussel sprouts are one of our family favourites so this week we replaced the brussel sprout with flower sprouts and steamed them up.

Unlike Brussel Sprouts which I tend to steam for around 8 minutes flower sprouts need much less time around 3 to 3 and a half minutes. We we put them in a tier on their own and added for the last 3 and a half minutes of cooking times.

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Once served the kids loved them – T left the bottoms which have a more bitter taste and J ate all of them asking to have them again instead of Brussel Sprouts because he liked how sweet they were.

Flower Sprout Recipe – Flower Sprouts, Chorizo, Pine Nut Pasta Dish

Ingredients

8 Large Flower Sprouts

1/4 Cup of Pine Nuts

4 Slices of Chorizo

Spaghetti

Parmesan Cheese to Serve.

How to

Start off your Spaghetti in some lightly salted water – check the timings and set the timer for 3 minutes before the end of cooking.

In a frying pan add in the pine nuts and over a high heat lightly toast them.Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Tear up the Chorizo and add to the pine nuts and toast for around 1 minute until the Chroizo is slightly crispy.

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Chop off the bottom of the flower sprouts and separate out the leaves

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Compost the bottoms and any leaves that have started to fade

3 minutes before the Spaghetti is done throw the flower sprout leaves into the dish and boil for 3 minutes

Drain the spaghetti and pour into a bowl

Add the pine nuts and chorizo

Mix well

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Serve – sprinkle with Parmesan for a simple quick and easy mid-week meal.

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

These quantities serve 1 person please increase for a family.

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

Flower Sprout, Chorizo, Pine Nut Pasta - Quick and Easy Mid-Week Meal

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Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 8 Large Flower Sprouts
  • 1/4 Cup of Pine Nuts
  • 4 Slices of Chorizo
  • Spaghetti
  • Parmesan Cheese to Serve.

Instructions

  • Start off your Spaghetti in some lightly salted water - check the timings and set the timer for 3 minutes before the end of cooking.
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  • Chop off the bottom of the flower sprouts and separate out the leaves
  • Compost the bottoms and any leaves that have started to fade
  • minutes before the Spaghetti is done throw the flower sprout leaves into the dish and boil for 3 minutes
  • Drain the spaghetti and pour into a bowl
  • Add the pine nuts and chorizo
  • Mix well
  • Serve - sprinkle with Parmesan for a simple quick and easy mid-week meal.
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Simple, quick and delicous Flower Sprout Recipe Idea for a mid week meal or a warming lunch. Low Prep and ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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