The Broccoli Monster

Recipe by Dr Chintal Patel
Serves - 4
Prep. Time - 15 mins
Cooking Time -
GF, DF, Vegan


  • 1 broccoli crown
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1.2 a red pepper
  • 250 gms mozzarella balls
  • 4 black olives
  • Red edible ink decorating pen


  • Cut away the stalk of the broccoli (save for later – no waste!) so it can sit on a plate
  • To make the ‘eye balls’ cut small eye shapes from the black olives and push into the mozzarella balls.
  • Draw on the veins with the ink pen
  • Poke a cocktail stick into each eye ball and poke the other end into the broccoli crown.
  • Repeat for all the mozzarella balls
  • Make the ‘smile’ by cutting the shape from a red pepper
  • Serve with the carrots and cucumber cut into sticks or rounds
  • A perfect table centre piece for Halloween!

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