How to Spiralize Broccoli

How to Spiralize Broccoli

How to Spiralize Broccoli

FINALLLLLLY! The video you’ve all been waiting for: HOW TO SPIRALIZE BROCCOLI!

Whenever I post a spiralized broccoli recipe, I get a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” and today, I’m excited to finally show you step-by-step how to spiralize broccoli.

No longer waste your broccoli stems!

As with carrots, the most important part about spiralizing broccoli is finding a broccoli stem wide enough to work. Ideally, the stem should be 1.5″ in diameter at the very least to yield noodles. Otherwise, it’ll really just shred the veggie instead of yielding gorgeous noodles. I’ve had great luck at Whole Foods with finding large stems!

Watch today’s video and learn how to spiralize broccoli – and make sure you subscribe to receive alerts when future videos are posted!


Need some recipe inspiration? There’s a whole chapter dedicated to cooking with broccoli noodles in my new cookbook, Inspiralize Everything. However, I do have some on the blog as well to get you started:

Spiralized Broccoli and Chicken Cheesy Marinara Bake

Spiralized Broccoli and Chicken Cheesy Marinara Bake

Gluten Free Chicken Milanese with Spiralized Broccoli


Chicken and Chickpea Broccoli Noodle Pasta

Chicken and Chickpea Broccoli Noodle Pasta

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken


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Jackie says:
So sorry to hear about your grandma's passing. It sounds like she had a wonderful influence on you. Please don't let those mindless anti Trump people get you down. I am a Trump supporter living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last night I witnessed, on tv, the thousands of people in Oakland, breaking windows, vandalizing freeways and much more. Some of these folks are probably the ones who sent you negative emails. It doesn't that is positive about them does it. I am pleased to hear about your viewpoint on three years workinking for Mr Trump. Just keep on keeping on and delete these emails as they come Take care Jackie
Kathy says:
Ali: thanks for the video on spiralizing broccoli. I'm sorry for your experiences with the e-mail and sorry about your grandmother as well. I only got to know 1 of my grandparents, and only had close contact with her starting when I was in my mid-twenties. The other 3 died before I was born, so I am envious, in a nice way, of everyone who has gotten to know, and live close to their grandparents. I really don't know why people have to be so mean, and it appears to be getting worse, not better, especially on the internet. It's important to be civil to and supportive of others, and treat them the way you'd like to be treated-the Golden Rule. These people seem to think that if you are nice to someone that it implies approval of them or agreement with them. It doesn't. It means you are a decent human being with manners. All the meanness, jealousy, spite, envy, and hate will rebound upon these people and it is damaging their souls. Two of my favorite quotes are from Henry James and Gloria Vanderbilt. "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." Henry James "We are not put on this Earth to see through each other, but to see each other through." Gloria Vanderbilt Ages ago, Rabbi Hillel the Elder made the comment that you could sum up the Torah by the "Golden Rule," that which is hateful to you, do not do to others, and that all the rest was commentary. I'd agree with that. P.S. I didn't read the whole Veggie Burger post the other day, as I can't have soy, so I was unaware of the nastiness you were experiencing.
Meaghan says:
Thank you for your support, Kathy!
Laura says:
Alli. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your grandma and to have such a disgusting response to your blog all at the same time. Your response was so perfect! you obviously are a strong, intelligent woman who has learned integrity and personal responsibility by example from your family. My grandmother passed 20 years ago and I think of her frequently. I still make her recipes and am now hoping I get to become the same kind of grandma someday. I own both of your books, receive your emails and make your wonderfully healthy creative meals frequently. Yesterday I made the sweet potato, kale and lentil lasagna!! It is so delicious!!!! Great job!! And thank you.
Meaghan says:
We're so happy to hear this. Thank you so much for your support, Laura!
Beth p says:
Ali, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the wonderful memories you have of your grandmother will help you get through this difficult time. I did not see your post yesterday, but I cannot understand the desperate need that some people feel to bash anyone that does not hold the same opinions as themselves. I'd like to share something I posted yesterday regarding the negativity that was rampant on the internet, social media and in our cities and towns. For those that did not vote for Trump, let's be the grown ups that we are and show our kids ( and everyone else) how to handle disappointment. For those that did vote for Trump, dial down the gloating and "in your face" rhetoric. Let's try to remember we are mature adults. Let's try to remember we all want the same thing... a better world/country to leave to our children. We just have different ideas how to get there. "Can't we all just be friends?"
Lea says:
Dear Ali, I too am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious grandmother. I missed the original post and want to say that how you handled the comments and shared what you had to deal with was beyond admirable. I continue to delight in your growth, your new office, your newest cookbook (which is on and off my shelf with use) and your vibrant spirit. Have just the best, rejuvenating time on this amazing trip you are on and keep following your heart. My late husband said that "when someone says something bad about you... it actually means that you are on the right path and is really a compliment." Believe you me we argued about that last bit, but I've come to see that he was right. And I say that how you handle it, says something about your maturity and grace. You are amazing. You go girl and enjoy and prosper in all that you do. XO
Meaghan says:
Thank you for your support, Lea! We appreciate it!
Emily says:
Ali, I think you are very talented and have purchased both of your beautiful cookbooks. I missed the posts from yesterday as well, but am astonished to hear your support of Trump. As a strong woman, I hope you are prepared to lose your freedoms and respect in what will become an increasingly mysogynistic society under Trump's tutelage. The success that you have earned in your life would not have been possible without the women who fought to give you those opportunities, including the right to vote for a person who outspokenly disrespects women. As for earlier posts about acting like grown ups, I will remind you that Trump said he would not accept the results if he didn't win this "rigged election." The violence that has erupted in our country has been towards minorities and women due to enabled Trump supporters. The losing party conceded graciously, and believe it or not we are allowed to express our disappointment.
Anonymous says:
I think you misunderstood completely what Ali was saying. Her previous post was about supporting Hillary, not Trump. But still you attack.
Emily says:
Hello Anonymous, I don't know if that's the case, but either way I did speak in anger and regret my negativity.
Angela says:
Ali, we (my husband and I) spiralized broccoli and cauliflower stems yesterday. Followed your recipe basically. After cooking the garlic (and a bit of onion) in olive oil, I added the vegetables to the pot with salt, pepper and lemon juice...also a small amt of water. I covered the pan and brought the heat up so the water bubbled slightly. I would say I cooked it for 9 minutes. We served it over an ounce of whole wheat angel hair pasta...wi t h a VERY generous amount of grated cheese. Sooo good.

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