Food waste really bothers me. At home vegetables are an easy place to start reducing your food waste. We don’t very often see the less glamourous parts of veggies and meat being used. For example, most of us know how to use the florets on a broccoli but then throw away the stems. You can use the stems in Green Soup or you can us this recipe to make a delicious side dish.
Serves 2 Adults
1 broccoli stem and any leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of chopped garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 tbsp roasted garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 a lemon
- Remove any leaves from the broccoli stem and set aside. Slice the stem into thin discs (no thicker than a 2 pence piece).
- Put the olive oil in a medium sized frying pan on a medium high heat. Once the pan is hot add the broccoli stems and cook for a couple of minutes before adding which garlic you’re using.
- Sprinkle over the salt and squeeze over the juice from half a lemon and cook for another 4-6 minutes until the stems are tender. Add the leaves to the pan and toss to coat then turn the heat down to low and warm the leaves for a minute before serving.
- *Roasted chilli sauce goes brilliantly with this too if you like it hot. Add a tsp at the end with the leaves and stir through.