Roasted Alexanders buds

Roasted Alexanders buds

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About this recipe: These roasted Alexanders buds are a fantastic side dish and work especially well alongside fish and shellfish. Use in place of broccoli for a adventurous new treat.


Serves: 4 

  • 450g Alexanders buds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Toss the Alexanders buds in the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and rosemary. Spread out over a baking tray.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until tender. Remove from the oven and serve.


The buds of the Alexanders plant are a nutritious and flavourful wild food, abundant during spring months particularly in the southern coastal counties.

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