How often do we throw away the fat juicy stem of a broccoli stalk? They contain just as much flavour and nutrients as the pretty green trees that we love to eat, so how about trying this great recipe for a different take on the traditional chickpea hummus?


500g broccoli stalks

2g garlic

50g tahini 

10ml lemon juice

10ml olive oil

10g chopped oregano

3g salt

  • 10
  • Easy



  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the stalks for five minutes, then cool in iced water. 
  2. Drain the stalks and place them in a food processor along with the garlic, oregano, olive oil, tahini and lemon juice. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.
  3. Taste and season it. Pour into a bowl and serve chilled with pitta bread or mixed vegetable crudites.