Broccoli — this bright green and wonderfully textured vegetable is a mainstay on the dinner table. However, whenever I buy this vegetable, I feel like two-thirds of the broccoli is stem, which ends up being thrown into the garbage. While many recipes only require you to use the top floret portion, don’t think you have to throw out the stems, save them and try this quick no-cook recipe!
Since food budgets always love a double-duty ingredient, this quick video made by Break the Spice shows you how to use the broccoli stem and turn it into a delicious side dish. Sure, you can sautée or cook them down, but with a few simple slices you can use the broccoli stem, no turning on the stove or the oven. As much as I like cooked broccoli, I enjoy having a recipe that requires no cooking at all.
Start by squaring off the broccoli stems, this removes the outer, waxy skin.
Cut the stems into long spears and then slice the spears further into thin matchstick-like shapes. After that, thinly slice a red chili, don’t worry the spice won’t be overpowering.
In a bowl filled with one cup of water and four tablespoons of vinegar, drop in a pinch of salt, the sliced chili, and the broccoli stems.
You have to marinate the broccoli stems for at least fifteen minutes, but you could let them soak a little longer.
Serve with protein and some warm starch, this broccoli slaw is an affordable, quick, and easy way to use all parts of the broccoli.
If you want to see the start-to-finish process, you can click the video below.SKM: below-content placeholder