All questions

Uses for broccoli leaves?

Bought a large head of broccoli that came with the leaves attached. They're dark with long stems, a little bit like kale. Would love to hear ideas for cooking them!

Amanda is the Design & Home Editor at Food52

asked about 3 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

2 answers 937 views
QueenSashy
QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

I like to make pesto / spread... I also add broccoli stalks (just make sure you peel off the outer green skin because it is quite tough). I make it with walnuts, lemon zest and juice, Pecorino and olive oil. It is delicious.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Colleen Stem
added about 3 years ago

Broccoli leaves are just a good as the rest of broccoli. If they are young leaves, I eat them raw.(they make a fantastic salad. If larger and a litter on the rough side, I sauté with garlic and maybe a little soy and sriracha or balsamic vinegar. And eat alone or add to a rice or pasta dish.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)