Broccoli Stalk Salad Recipe

Shaved broccoli stalks are sweet, mild, tender and often thrown out. Make this simple salad with those scraps!

September/October 2017

  • Put those tender, leftover broccoli stalks to use!
    Photo by Clay McLachlan

Total Hands-On Time: 15 min

Preparation Time: 15 min

Yield: 2 servings

While waiting for a main course to finish cooking, you can make this simple salad with the remnants of a bunch of broccoli. Or, integrate shaved broccoli, which is sweet, mild and tender, into your favorite salads and slaws.


• Leaves and stalks from 1 bunch broccoli (about 3 stalks)
• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
• Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
• 1/4 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese


1. Place broccoli stalks on cutting board, then use sharp vegetable peeler to shave into paper-thin strips.

2. Place shaved broccoli and leaves in medium bowl and toss with remaining ingredients.

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