Blood Orange and Sprouting Broccoli Black Beans With A Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette

Serves: 4
Takes: 20 mins

An unusually colourful and quick winter salad. The blood oranges offer a tart and wonderfully coloured fruit which pair excellently with the sticky and sweet pomegranate molasses.

When To Eat

We recommend eating this dish from January through to March. Purple sprouting broccoli has a famously short British season and you’ll get the best of the Sicilian blood oranges at that time of the year.


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Name Amount KG CO2e
Blood Orange 4 Fruit 0.159
Purple Sprouting Broccoli 800 g 0.344
Red Onion 2 Medium 0.051
Black Beans 200 g Of Dry Beans (soaked and pre-cooked) 0.078


Name Amount KG CO2e
Olive Oil 2 Tablespoon 0.141
Pomegranate Molasses 2 Tablespoon 0.207
Red Wine Vinegar 1 Tablespoon 0.032
Flat Leaf Parsley 20 g 0.033

This meal is around 90% less polluting than the average UK meal.

  • Eating this recipe will save around 2.67 kg CO2e per person.
  • That's equivalent to the emissions produced driving 22.09km in a modern car.


  • First make the vinaigrette. Finely chop the flat leaf parsley and place into a small mixing container. Add the rest of the vinaigrette ingredients and combine well. Leave to stand until needed.
  • Prepare the rest of the vegetables. Halve lengthways and trim the broccoli, finely slice the onion, then peel and halve the blood orange and slice into thin half moon pieces. Boil the broccoli in a deep pan for no longer than 3 minutes or until the stem is soft with a little resistance. Drain and leave to cool.
  • Once the broccoli is sufficiently cool combine the broccoli, onion, orange and black beans in a mixing bowl. Pour over the vinaigrette and stir well until the coated evenly. Serve immediately.
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