Broccoli with crispy bacon, mozzarella and basil dressing recipe

Click to rate
(70 ratings)
Sending your rating








15 min

This is a simple recipe that we think will impress your family and friends. You’ll need mozzarella and basil but don’t let that put you off. It’s a dish you’ll want to make again and again.


  • 300g Tenderstem® broccoli
  • 100g smoked bacon
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely sliced (or use a few pinches of hot chilli flakes)
  • 1tbsp (heaped tbsp) shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1tsp soy sauce
  • 2 mozzarella balls (try the cheese counter at your supermarket)


  • Heat up the frying pan and add the bacon and 1/2tsp of the oil.

  • Cook over a moderate heat until the bacon becomes crispy. Add the chilli and cook for another 30 sec. Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon and chilli from

  • the pan onto a warm plate, keeping the tasty fats in the pan.

  • Add the Tenderstem® broccoli to the pan and toss it to coat with

  • the pan fats (making it even more tasty) and cook for 30 sec on high heat to colour a little. Add 4tbsp of hot water to the pan and immediately put the lid on.

  • Cook over a moderately high heat for 1-2 mins with the lid on.

  • Ideally the Tenderstem broccoli will still have some crunch to it.

  • While the Tenderstem® broccoli is cooking, place the basil with the remaining olive oil in a jam jar and give it a shake with the lid on. Add the lemon juice and soy sauce and shake again.

  • Cut each mozzarella ball into 6 slices.

  • Once the Tenderstem® broccoli is cooked pile it onto 2 plates, then the mozzarella and spoon the bacon over that. Shake the dressing and drizzle it over the mozzarella.

Click to rate
(70 ratings)
Sending your rating

More Recipe Ideas