Zero waste broccoli stem cheese melts

Zero waste broccoli stem cheese melts

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"Broccoli and cheddar cheese is a classic combination and this quick snack (or light meal) makes use of those flavors in a slightly new way. Instead of using up the sought-after broccoli florets, this no-waste recipe relies on leftover stems you might have lying around, but you have flexibility of course to use a mixture of both the stems and florets here. The recipe could even work just as well with cauliflower or cauliflower stems. If you want to experiment with different types of cheeses, just pick something that melts well and has some additional flavor on its own. Serve with a fresh salad, top with an egg, or eat as is!"

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

20 min

Baking

5 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
1
broccoli stems
slices
cheddar cheese
1 cloves
garlic
¼
lemon
tbsp
olive oil
slices
crusty bread
salt
pepper
flaky sea salt

Utensils

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

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Nutrition per serving

Cal392
Fat24 g
Protein16 g
Carb30 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.
    • 1 broccoli stems
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • ¼ 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.
    • 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!
    • slices crusty bread
    • 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!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Zero waste broccoli stem cheese melts

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