Zero waste broccoli mash


A simple zero waste recipe to turn your broccoli stalks into mash! I also suggest some other zero waste recipes with broccoli stalks: soup, wok, quiche or a flan for instance. Enjoy!

Zero waste broccoli mash

Servings 2
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 2 broccoli stalks
  • 2 small potatoes
  • olive oil or butter
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pumpkin seeds optional


  • Rinse the broccoli and potato stems.
  • Peel with a peeler the broccoli stalks to remove the hard parts. Cut the base of the florets to peel them more easily.
  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes and broccoli florets into small pieces.
  • Steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Check the cooking time with the tip of a knife.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, mash them with a fork or with a masher in a salad bowl, adding a knob of butter or a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Just before serving, you can sprinkle a few squash seeds over the mash, add a few broccoli florets if you have any, and a little parsley or coriander!


Broccoli stalks are edible but often we don’t have the reflex to use them.
You can use them to make a mash as proposed here or add them to a soup, a wok, a quiche or a flan for example.
Course: Accompagnement
Keyword: 0 waste, Broccoli, Potato

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