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Charred Broccolini with Lemon Pepper Mayo

so simple, yet so delicious

30 Jan 2016 15 minutes 4


This might sound a ridiculously simple recipe (and it is) but trust me, the combo of charred tender stem broccolini with the lemon pepper mayo is a seriously good one. And besides, the best things in life are usually the simplest.


500 grams tender stem broccolini

2 heaped tablespoons mayonnaise
2 heaped tablespoons plain yoghurt
juice of half a lemon
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
pinch of salt

1 tablespoon dukkah for garnish (optional)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes


Dressing: Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl, then set aside.

Broccolini: Preheat your barbecue or a griddle pan to a very high heat. (The secret to the flavour here is charring the broccolini, so an open flame is best.)
Once your cooking surface is hot enough, drizzle the broccolini with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.

Cook the broccolini for 2-3 minutes, turning until nicely charred and cooked through. Remove, give them a good squeeze of lemon juice, then season and serve immediately drizzled with the lemon pepper mayo.

For a final exotic flourish, I like to shower mine with a little dukkah for extra flavour, too.