The wild garlic has finally made their annual appearance in our local woods. They have a fantastic flavour and can be used in salad and cooking alike.

We’ve added some to everyone’s boxes this week so you can enjoy this recipe. It’s an all time favourite here at Coleshill Organics.


  • Large handful of wild garlic leaves
  • Grated zest and juice of ½-1 orange (to taste)
  • 1 oz. butter
  • Purple Sprouting broccoli (sufficient for two people)


Chop the wild garlic leaves roughly and wilt slowly in the butter.

Stir in the finely grated zest of the orange.

After a few minutes, stir in the juice of the orange, put on a very low heat and let it reduce slightly.

Steam the purple sprouting broccoli for approximately 6-8 minutes.

Once ready, pour the orange butter over the strained purple sprouting broccoli and serve.

Purple sprouting broccoli with wild garlic and orange butter

This works equally well with white sprouting. And while it is fabulous on its own, we serve it with pasta and a good grating of parmesan cheese (see above). Enjoy!