Broccoli & Cauliflower Stems
Remove the thick skins with a peeler before slicing. Pair with apples, dried fruit, and toasted nuts. Dress with an orange vinaigrette.
Use only the bulb. (Save the fronds for garnish.) Pair with orange slices, feta, arugula, parsley, and slivered almonds. Dress with lemon juice and EVOO.
They’re extra ravishing when thinly sliced. Pair with cucumbers, mint, dill, and ricotta salata. Dress with lime juice and grapeseed oil.
Give them a scrub first—no need to peel. Pair with shredded carrots, toasted nuts, scallions, and mint. Dress with yogurt that’s spiced with curry powder and thinned with lemon juice.
This tastes like a cabbage-radish hybrid. Pair with apples and hearts of palm. Dress with mayo, sugar, salt, and cider vinegar.
Cut off the scruffy skin. (It’s too thick for a veggie peeler.) Pair with hazelnuts, grapefruit, and dill. Dress with grainy mustard, salt, pepper, and EVOO.