Don’t throw away your Broccoli Stems. Turn them into a tasty dish!

by Carolina Santos-Neves, Food Contributor

‘We’ve all been guilty of it: cutting off the brilliant, bushy crown of our broccoli and tossing the stems. Public service announcement: Broccoli is more than its florets! Those stems are loaded with vitamins and minerals. One hundred grams have 3 grams of protein, plus potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Not to mention they can be delicious, if prepared with care. Here are two ways to love your broccoli stems. One is a garlicky tahini dip inspired by Costa Rica. And the second turns broccoli stem slices into unlikely mini pizzas. Eat them on your own, or share them with your friends and spread the news: Broccoli’s stems are a whole new reason to love the veggie.