I hate throwing food away, so when I saw a coleslaw being made on a cookery program using the broccoli stalks that you would normally throw away during preparation I thought this was such a good idea. It gives a different twist to the slaw and is good for you. The stalks can be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for several days before being used.
Ingredients - serves 4
handful of broccoli stalks, trimmed
1 small onion, peeled and quartered
1 medium carrot, peeled
handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
plain yoghurt, amount depends on personal taste
salt and pepper to season
Roughly chop the broccoli stalks and then put in a food processor with the onion quarters. Process until chopped finely.
The carrot I like to shave off thin pieces using a potato peeler, this gives a different texture and size to the slaw.
Add the broccoli and onion mix, carrot and chopped mint in to a large bowl and mix together.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the plain yoghurt. I haven't given an amount here as it very much depends on whether you like a sloppy slaw or a dry one, so add as much as you like.