Blue Walnut Broccoli

Presented by: Diane Skode, Port Moody

serves 4


  • 1 pound broccoli crowns
  • 1/4 pound creamy blue cheese, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3-1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 red or orange pepper, finely chopped
  • black pepper to taste
  • crumbled pancetta (optional)


Cut broccoli tops into florets. If you want to use the stems, peel them, and cut into thin strips. Cook covered in boiling salted water until just barely tender.

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add garlic and walnuts; cook, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Add the broccoli and black pepper to the butter walnut mixture. Toss until warmed.

Place broccoli and walnut mixture in a serving bowl, sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and finely chopped red pepper. Crumbled pancetta may also be sprinkled on top.



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This recipe looks great and has so many natural vitamins and proteins that I will be sure to try it. The different blend of flavors will surely give a new twist to broccoli.

On another note, BLUE CHEESE is derived by introducing Penicillium Rocheforti (a mold that grows in a cool damp environment, (caves). The mold spores are introduced to a regular curd cheese which then gives the cheese its color and of course wonderful flavor and taste. Depending on the 'milk' used etc, lends to many different varieties of Blue Cheese. This cheese, given its stronger flavor, is often for the more sophisticated palette.


I'm guessing you mean ENGLISH walnuts. OK in some recipes. Bur I always use AMERICAN black walnuts for cookies, cakes, tuna salad,desserts, etc. etc. They are my all-around favorite, infinitely more and better flavor.


Walnuts and blue cheese feature as two of my most UNfavourites, next to offal. Sorry!


Yum - for the blue moon tonight!




This sounds like something I would have for lunch as a salad. I love walnuts and blue cheese together.


Thanks for taking the time to add a positive to peoples lives. This recipe will be on my table tonight!! Clean and healthy. Photo looks great to me...I like what I see to be what I get.


Does not look like something one would want to eat. Must be the wrong walnuts, remember when you got the wrong chestnuts? Also no one likes to eat blue especially when it is grown from excrements. Looking at the King Tut add here in front of me, I was wondering if washington has partnered with a city on the nile yet, directly or indirectly through Rome?


the recipe sounds quite good, but the picture is completely unappetizing.....please get a new photographer.


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