Hi friends! Like most people, I’m a huge fan of guacamole! Aside from all the wonderful health benefits of avocado, it just tastes good! In my opinion there’s just not much better than a big bowl of guac! Since we’re on a budget, you can imagine my dismay when over the past few weeks the prices of avocado have slowly increased. This delicious little treat is slowly becoming out of reach for me, so I started brainstorming on what might make a good substitute. Behold the broccoli dip, also known as broccomole! It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it’s actually made of…BROCCOLI! Yep!
When I served it to my mother she was in complete shock that it was not actual guacamole! It tastes SO good! The health benefits of this super food are waaaaay too numerous for me to list here, so I’ll just give you a quick sampling. Broccoli is rich in calcium and potassium and high in magnesium. It’s good for lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, boosting your immune system and improving bone health! You just can’t go wrong with including it in your diet, and this dip is a great, simple way to do it.
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You begin by cutting and steaming a medium-sized head of broccoli. You want it to be very tender. Place in your blender along with your dry curd cottage cheese or SCD yogurt if following the SCD diet. If you’re not on SCD then plain yogurt or goat cheese (anything creamy will do) would be delicious! Add some fresh lime juice and blend until it’s smooth, you might have to stop and scrape down the sides once or twice. Stir in your garlic, red onion and cilantro and season with salt and pepper. This dip won’t brown so it’s perfect to serve at parties!
I enjoy eating mine with those delicious mini peppers or Whisps. In case you haven’t heard of Whisps before, they are crispy little “chips” made of only parmesan cheese! Very addicting! No matter how you decide to serve this dip, it’s sure to please! If you’re looking for more fast appetizers or snacks, check out my Herbed Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers.
This creamy dip is a healthy and fast appetizer that looks and tastes like guacamole but is made with broccoli! SCD legal! Gluten free and grain free.
- 1 medium-size head broccoli
- 1/4 cup dry curd cottage cheese, also known as farmers cheese
- 1/3 cup red onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- juice of 2 limes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Cut the florets off broccoli. Wash and steam until very tender.
Transfer to blender. Add lime juice and cheese. Blend until smooth.
Transfer to bowl and stir in garlic, red onion and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store covered in refrigerator.
If not following the SCD diet any type of creamy cheese, such as goat cheese or plain yogurt will work in this recipe.
* The calories calculated in this recipe are just an estimate.
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