Zero waste broccoli stem cheese melts

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Devan Grimsrud

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
5
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
broccoli stems
5 slices cheddar cheese
2 cloves garlic
½ lemon
3 tbsp olive oil
5 slices crusty bread
salt
pepper
flaky sea salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • peeler
  • fine grater
  • citrus press
  • frying pan (large, with lid)
  • colander
  • paper towels
  • cooking spoon
  • oven
  • baking sheet

Nutrition per serving

Cal
392
Protein
16 g
Fat
24 g
Carb
30 g
  • Step 1/4

    Slice the base off of your leftover broccoli stems, then peel the “trunk” to remove the tough outer layer. Roughly chop the broccoli stem into bite-size pieces. Peel and grate garlic. Zest and juice lemon.
    • broccoli stems
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ½ lemon
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • peeler
    • fine grater
    • citrus press

    Slice the base off of your leftover broccoli stems, then peel the “trunk” to remove the tough outer layer. Roughly chop the broccoli stem into bite-size pieces. Peel and grate garlic. Zest and juice lemon.

  • Step 2/4

    Add some water (about 2 – 3 cm/1 in. deep) to a large frying pan and bring to a boil. Season with salt, add broccoli, cover, and let steam for approx. 2 min., or until just fork-tender. Drain well.
    • salt
    • frying pan (large, with lid)
    • colander

    Add some water (about 2 – 3 cm/1 in. deep) to a large frying pan and bring to a boil. Season with salt, add broccoli, cover, and let steam for approx. 2 min., or until just fork-tender. Drain well.

  • Step 3/4

    Wipe out frying pan and place over medium heat. Add olive oil, then add garlic and broccoli and let cook approx. 2 min. Remove from heat and toss with lemon zest, juice, salt, and pepper.
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • paper towels
    • cooking spoon

    Wipe out frying pan and place over medium heat. Add olive oil, then add garlic and broccoli and let cook approx. 2 min. Remove from heat and toss with lemon zest, juice, salt, and pepper.

  • Step 4/4

    Turn on broiler. Spread out bread on baking sheet and toast on both sides. Evenly distribute broccoli to toast, then cover with a slice of cheese. Let broil until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Finish with flaky salt to taste, serve and enjoy!
    • 5 slices crusty bread
    • 5 slices cheddar cheese
    • flaky sea salt
    • oven
    • baking sheet

    Turn on broiler. Spread out bread on baking sheet and toast on both sides. Evenly distribute broccoli to toast, then cover with a slice of cheese. Let broil until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Finish with flaky salt to taste, serve and enjoy!