Broccoli Dip (Broccomole)

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!

A brown bowl of green broccoli dip garnished with fresh cilantro and a lime slice.

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.

A close up photo of broccoli dip (broccomole) garnished with cilantro and a lime slice.

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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!

An overhead photo with broccoli dip in a brown bowl sitting on top of a green napkin. The table around the bowl has Whisp chips and slices of mini sweet peppers.

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.

Two photos showing a red mini sweet peppers with broccoli dip (broccomole) on it.

5 from 4 votes
It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it's actually made with broccoli! SCD legal!
Broccoli Dip (Broccomole)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

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. 

Course: Snack
Servings: 2 cups
: 154 kcal
Author: Jennifer Brown of A Life of Happenstance
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Cut the florets off broccoli. Wash and steam until very tender. 

  2. Transfer to blender. Add lime juice and cheese. Blend until smooth. 

  3. Transfer to bowl and stir in garlic, red onion and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store covered in refrigerator. 

Recipe Notes

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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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.

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22 thoughts on “Broccoli Dip (Broccomole)

  1. I am a huge guac fan as well. I can’t wait to try this. I am vegan, so I will play with the recipe a little to find a alternative to the cottage cheese, but that won’t be hard to do. I love the fact that it won’t brown like guac. Peppers slices are my favorite and I can see broccomle soon becoming a go to snack.

  2. What a great idea!! This sounds delicious and full of nutrients! I won’t feel as guilty eating a lot of it. Broccoli is definitely more affordable than avocados right now. I can’t wait to try this….most likely I will make it for a snack during football on Sundays. One thing I will change is using parsley in place of the cilantro. I’m not a fan of the flavor of cilantro.

  3. That’s so cool! I’ve never tried “broccomole” before, but it looks amazing! So creamy.

    Thanks for sharing at the Friday Favorites linky party. I hope you’ll come back next week to link up your projects so I can stop by again!

    *Maisy

    1. Thanks for mentioning the lime juice! I typed up lemon juice instead of lime juice in the instructions…all fixed now! You’ll have to let me know what you think if you make it!

  4. Holy broccomle! I just bought three tubs of guac yesterday from Trader Joe’s cause I’m an avocado addict — this looks INCREDIBLE! Can’t wait to try it!!!

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