I am so excited about this recipe on so many levels. First, I love me some broccoli. Nine times out of ten, it's my first veggie of choice.
Not only do I love the florets, I'm a big fan of the stalks, too! Just in case you didn't already know, broccoli stalks are totally yummy and such a waste to just throw away. That is pretty exciting stuff for a broccoli lover like me.
Oh, and those delicious broccoli stalks? In this recipe, they're spiralized! It doesn't get more exciting than that! Ever since I got my KitchenAid spiralizer attachment, I've been a spiralizing fool. The excitement of the purchase still hasn't worn off and I don't think it will for a very long time. I want to spiralize everything!
All you have to do to prepare the broccoli stalks is give them a little peel, cut the ends so they're flat, and they're ready to go. They are not as broccoli tasting as the florets, but rather sweet and super crunchy. I know you'll love them. For this recipe, they are given a quick saute, but they are super tasty raw, too!
Another layer of excitement comes from that lush, bold, cheesy, garlicky homemade caesar dressing. With just a few whirls of the food processor, you've got a dressing that rivals anything that comes in a bottle.
Beware, though, when I say garlicky, I mean this stuff is for garlic lovers only. Which I totally am, so I love this stuff!
Then there are the beautiful grape tomatoes that are seared in olive oil in a nice hot pan. Dressed with just a little bit of salt and pepper, they are the perfect burst of bright flavor to accompany the bold dressing.
Put all of the elements together and you have a think outside the box, waste not want not, absolutely delish side that is a super exciting way to prepare broccoli. At least in my book!