Cooking Tips and Questions - what to do with brocolli stalks?

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08-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Making roasted broc. Feels like such a waste of expensive healthy food to just chuck the stalks.

08-20-2011, 11:33 AM
KC - won't they roast too, cut into coins? When I boil broccoli, I cook the florets and the stalks cut like this. I gather the stalks are more nutritious than the florets.

Or cut them finely (even dice them) and put them in a mixed salad for bite?

08-20-2011, 11:47 AM
I chop them up and use them in salads or stir-frys or soups. There's lots of great nutrition in broccoli stems. :)

08-20-2011, 11:55 AM

Lots of ideas in the comments section:

08-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Most meals I make I keep the stalks on. If I do have to take them off I use in soups and slaw.

08-26-2011, 06:30 PM
broccoli soup (cream type)
broccoli slaw julienne style and tossed with ranch dressing is delicious!