Charred Broccoli and White beans with Parmesan

Date Added: 11/12/2017


  • 240g Dried Butter Beans, soaked overnight
  • 85g Parmesan with rind
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 head of garlic, halved horizontally
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 680g Broccoli, coarsely chopped
  • 110ml Olive Oil, divided
  • 4 Anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 wides strips lemon zest, thinly sliced
  • 60ml Lemon Juice



  1. Drain beans and place in a large heavy pot.
  2. Remove rind from Parmesan and add rind along with Onion and Garlic to beans.
  3. Pour in water to cover by 5cm and season with salt.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer. Add water as needed to keep beans submerged.
  5. Cook until beans are tender.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Remove Onions, Garlic and Parmesan and drain.
  8. Preheat oven to 240°c.
  9. Toss Broccoli with half the Oil on a baking sheet and season.
  10. Roast for 15-20 minutes, tossing occasionally, until tender and lightly charred.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Finely chop half the Broccoli and toss in a large bowl with Anchovies, Lemon Zest, Lemon juice and beans.
  13. Shave half of Parmesan over and add remaining Broccoli and Oil.
  14. Toss and season with Salt and Pepper and more Lemon juice, if desired.
  15. Shave remaining Parmesan over and Enjoy!

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