Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and different varieties of Chinese broccoli. It has thin, smooth and pale green edible stems, topped with small dark green heads. It has a slightly more delicate flavour than regular broccoli, as well as a more delicate appearance. This makes it good for stir fries, as well as side dishes. Available all year round, it’s often used in Asian stir fries, and is also delicious steamed or boiled on its own.