Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kitchen Tip: BROCCOLI STALKS- don't toss 'em

In browsing recipes once, I discovered that you don't have to throw out (fresh)broccoli stalks...you can grate them and use them.
The first picture, I grated them with carrots and onions and made a slaw; similar to this one but minus the cabbage: http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/03/simple-cole-slaw.html To this bowl, I grated the stalks with carrots and used them in a recipe like this one: http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/05/golden-brocoli-salad.html

Now that's a little less for your compost but a little more for your belly! A neat trade, don't you think?

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BarbaraLee said...

Isn't there a point to them that they taste woody?

Mom2fur said...

I've never been a big fan of broccoli stalks, but my daughter loves them. I think they are better if you peel them first to get the tough outer layer off. Grating them for coleslaw is a great idea!

Mimi said...

Your slaw looks delish! I agree it's better to use food on your plate tahn in the compost bin. I like to use the stalks in soup,too. Sometimes I cook them and then chop them up in the blender to make a nice creamy sauce for pasta.

Sonshine said...

Never thought to do that! Hummm...I have been feeding them to the rabbits! LOL

Oh I wanted to let you know that you need to go read my blog!! I posted about you over there! :)

K said...

Funny...I never thought of grating them or adding them to cole slaw. Thanks.

I almost prefer the stalks to the crown anymore.

I peel them and then slice them in sticks and eat raw. Or dice them and put them in pasta salad or use in stirfry veggies or in with sloppy joe mix.