8 ways with broccoli stalks

8 ways with broccoli stalks

From pesto to pasta, salads to empanadas, there are so many ways to eat broccoli stalks.

Broccoli stalks taste great, but are often thrown away without a second thought – which is a waste of good food and money. Don’t just eat it, compleat it,

Here are 8 great recipes for broccoli stalks. What will you try?

If you’re not sure how to prepare a broccoli stalk for eating, check out our helpful video.

Broccoli fritters

Broccoli stalk fritters

Fritter lovers rejoice, these broccoli fritters are delicious. Using broccoli stalks as well as the florets helps them to go further. Find the how to video here.

Broccoli balls

Broccolli Balls

Your kids will love these broccoli balls – and the best thing is, they can help you make them!

Broccoli and cheese filo parcels

Broccoli and cheese filos

These tasty broccoli and cheese filo parcels are sure to win over any broccoli hater. They’re perfect for lunch, dinner or a snack.

Brilliant Brassica Soup

Dr Libby Weaver’s brilliant brassica soup is just that – brilliant! It uses the florets and stalks of both broccoli and cauliflower to make a nourishing bowl of soup.

Broccoli and red onion salad with parsley vinaigrette

Broccoli stalk salad

This is a great salad to make in winter when other salad vegetables are out of season.

Broccoli Empanadas

Broccoli Empanadas

Impress your friends (and yourself) with these broccoli empanadas.

Broccoli Pasta

Broccoli stalk pasta

This broccoli pasta turns the florets and the stalk into a tasty sauce.

Broccoli stalk pesto

Broccoli Stalk Pesto
If you love pesto, try making this broccoli stalk pesto. It’s quick, easy and a great way to make use of a broccoli stalk.


Last, but not least there is broccoslaw, which uses only the stem of the broccoli and not the florets. You can add any ingredients you like. We love this version by @manosveikata which uses broccoli and cauliflower stems, kale, cabbage, carrot, dates, cranberries & natural yoghurt. What could you put in broccoslaw?