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Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad With Lime and Cotija

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad With Lime and Cotija 2.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Book Report Sep 18, 2013

Good ideas here: The silky leaves and sweet, mild stems make a beautiful, quick salad with a counterpoint of the crumbly, salty Mexican cheese.

A Y-shaped peeler will work best for this recipe.


Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • Leaves and thick stalks from 1 bunch broccoli, stalks cut into batons (about 3 stalks or 10 to 12 ounces; see NOTE)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled cotija cheese (may substitute feta)

Directions

Place the broccoli stalk batons on a cutting board. Use a vegetable peeler to shave them into paper-thin strips, transferring them to a serving bowl as you work.

Tear any large leaves into bite-size pieces; add the leaves to the bowl, along with the oil and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste; toss to coat evenly, then gently fold in the cheese.

Serve right away.

NOTE: To make broccoli batons, first remove the stalks at the base of the florets, then trim off the tough exterior of the stalks. Trim each stalk, rolling it on a flat side, to form a long, rectangular piece.


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Adapted from "Root to Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable," by Tara Duggan (Ten Speed Press, 2013).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 150


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 11g 17%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 10mg 3%

Sodium: 370mg 15%

Total Carbohydrates: 8g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 8g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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