Friday, July 29, 2011

Leftover Ideas - Broccoli Slaw

There's been some great sales on broccoli lately - 49 to 99 cents each week - so as you can guess, we've been eating a LOT of broccoli.  Our favorite (and quickest) way of fixing it is to steam it in our microwave steamer, toss it in melted butter, salt and pepper while it's still pipping hit, and then cover it to finish cooking while I fix the rest of dinner.

Now, my kids LOVE broccoli tops (they call them "yummy little trees") but they're not big fans of the stems, but I just couldn't stand the idea of just tossing them!  (Remember - nothing goes to waste in this house!).  So, of course, by the end of the week, I had a bag full of broccoli stems and no idea what to do with them.

Then it hit me!  Broccoli Slaw!!!

I shredded the stems using my old salad shooter (but a food processor works great too!) and then added in my favorite slaw ingredients - homemade olive oil mayo, salt, pepper, a touch of vinegar, and a little cream.  You could also use your favorite paleo-friendly salad dressing - just make sure you add in enough to coat everything well to ensure nothing turns brown or dries out.

What would you do with leftover broccoli stems?  Comment below!

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