Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta

Don’t just eat the florets! Broccoli stalk ribbon salad makes good use of the bottom half of this superfood in this easy recipe that’s ready in minutes.

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad

I am so not done with this obsession…that is, broccoli ribbons.

In case you missed it, I recently shared a recipe for Thai Beef Strips that were served with broccoli stalks shaved into “ribbons.” The noodle-like vegetable peelings were absolutely delightful. They were tender with a very mild broccoli taste. I’m hooked. 🙂

So, I wondered…broccoli florets are eaten raw…why not do the same with the ribbony stalks. It turns out it’s a thing! I found several simple recipes that did just that and began experimenting. This is my favorite one so far…

Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta

Broccolie Stalks Cut into Ribbons IMG_4704

To make the ribbons, cut the florets from the stalks. Save them for another use. No…I have not given up on the florets! I do still enjoy roasted broccoli.

Broccoli Stalk Ribbons IMG_4699-001

Cut the stalks in half and then in half again. Use a vegetable peeler to make ribbons.

A pile of ribbons will give way to…

Broccoli Stalks Cut Into Ribbons

Silky noodles when coated with olive oil and lime juice. As for the feta cheese…well, it just completes the dish for me. Leave it off for a vegan version or if you’re not a fan.

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad

It’s like magic…you’ll be surprised at just how quickly these disappear!

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad
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Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Broccoli stalk ribbon salad makes good use of the bottom half of this superfood in this easy recipe that's ready in minutes.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley
Ingredients
  • 1 head of broccoli generally 3 stalks to yield about 3 cups of ribbons
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. To prepare broccoli ribbons, cut florets from stalks so that you end up with a log shaped stalk. (Set aside florets for another use.)
  2. Cut log in half (and then cut the halves in half.)
  3. Lay cut logs on a cutting board with the smooth side up and use a vegetable peeler to make "ribbons" stopping before you get to the tough outer layer.
  4. Place broccoli ribbons in serving bowl and toss with olive oil and lime juice.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Top with feta cheese.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Epicurious Use low-fat feta cheese to keep the recipe South Beach Phase 1 compliant.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 127mg 5%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Vitamin C 74.5%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta Cheese - it's low-carb, gluten-free, easy to make and delish!

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Comments

  1. I LOVE that you used the stalk in this recipe! It’s great that it won’t go to waste.

  2. A perfect way to use up those stalks!

  3. I am always looking for ways to use up broccoli stalks, and this looks and sounds perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I don’t even like broccoli and this still looks so good to me!! I would love to try this 🙂

  5. LOVE this because a) less waste b) the broccoli stalks rock and c) so simple – great recipe 🙂

  6. I’ve always preferred eating the stalks (it’s a texture thing) – and this is another way to enjoy it!

  7. oh I can’t wait to try this…never thought to eat the stalk like this

  8. Ooh broccoli stalks can be so tender and sweet. I love how you shaved them into ribbons.

  9. I love that you used the stalk! I need to try this, I always throw it away!

  10. Not only is this lovely to look at, it’s nutritious too. Looks like a winning recipe to make for my family. Thanks!

  11. You know the stalks are my favorite part, not the florets! Love this idea, pondering how it would taste with cheddar.

  12. Genius! This is perfect!

  13. What a lovely way to use an often under utilized part of the broccoli. Very nice!

  14. What a great idea! Almost looks like pasta, which makes it even more enticing!

  15. Oh, I love eating the broccoli stalks! Sooo delicious! I love this salad. Simple, tasty, and has feta!

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