3 Things You Can Do With Broccoli Leaves/Stems
Broccoli Leaves and Stems are surprisingly very nutritious. The stems carry a lot of fiber. The leaves? They are full of antioxidants, Vitamins K and E, and calcium. Next time you think about throwing the stems out, remember this post. You can eat the leaves and stems raw, but there are a great number of recipes out there, waiting for you to try them. This post highlights just a few.
Make Stir Fry
Much like cauliflower, every part of the broccoli plant is edible. This Stir-Fried Broccoli combines the florets, stems, and leaves of the broccoli plant. This leaves nothing to waste. Already have a favorite stir fry recipe? Follow it but add broccoli leaves and stems!
Like most leafy parts of plants, you can make pesto out of them. The same goes for broccoli leaves and stems. This Broccoli Stem Pesto takes the stems of broccoli and adds more flavor.
Make Vegetable Stock
Take all of the parts of vegetables that aren’t traditionally eaten and throw them in a pot. Add 10-12 cups of water and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Strain the stock and store it in a container! This is a quick and easy way to use your vegetables that you don’t think you’ll be able to eat in time or ones that are starting to wilt. Throw any veggie, or veggie green, in there!