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5 Ways with Broccoli Stalks

Broccoli stalks can be used! Yes, that’s right, it’s flowery top isn’t all it has going. Although their stems often get thrown out without a thought, we have 5 ways with broccoli stalks to help you use them up.

1. Make Broccoli Fritters

Grate the stalk, add a few ingredients you likely have on hand, form into balls and fry them to make a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

2. Add Them To Your Soup

Don’t waste one bit of the broccoli! Include the stalks in your diced veggie blend for soups like minestrone, vegetable and chicken noodle, just as you would with diced carrots or celery. Pureed broccoli is also the foundation of broccoli cheddar soup.

3. Make Pesto

Substitute some of the basil in your favourite pesto recipe with the leftover cooked broccoli in your fridge to add a veggie punch to your pesto.

4. Use It In Salads

Thinly slice or grate the stalks for a refreshing crunch in your salad or slaw. Try pickling the stalks for that added flavour!

5. Add Them To Your Vegetable Stir-Fry

Chop, dice or slice broccoli stalks and add them to your stir-fry. They retain their crunch better than the florets.

Did You Know?

Not only can you eat the broccoli stalks but you can also eat the leaves on broccoli bunches.