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How to Cut Broccoli

This tutorial shows a simple method for how to cut a broccoli the correct way so you waste less stem and end up with long broccoli florets!
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 103kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 head broccoli


  • Holding the head of the broccoli on its side, remove about two inches of the stem
  • Stand the head of broccoli up on its stem. At the base of each floret, where the floret stem meets the main stem, make a cut downwards at the stem’s intersection. This will give you a floret with a long stem that includes a slice of the main stem.
  • Continue this until you reach the top of the head of broccoli and slice it in half or quarters depending on the size.


Storage: Cut broccoli can be stored in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days before use.
Freezing: Freeze the cut broccoli solid on a baking sheet then transfer to a freezer bag. It will keep well for up to 10 months.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1894IU | Vitamin C: 271mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg