Broccoli Dip (Broccomole)

It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it's actually made with broccoli! SCD legal!

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!

It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it's actually made with broccoli! SCD legal!

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 to 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.

It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it's actually made with broccoli! SCD legal!

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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 yogurt (anything creamy will do) and fresh lime juice. 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!

It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it's actually made with broccoli! SCD legal!

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!

It looks like guacamole, it tastes like guacamole but it's actually made with broccoli! SCD legal!

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

It looks and tastes like guacamole but is made with broccoli! SCD legal! 

Course: Snack
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Jennifer
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

Any type of creamy cheese or plain yogurt should work in this recipe. 

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20 thoughts on “Broccoli Dip (Broccomole)

  1. I received an error message, so I will try again. It looks just like guac! I think broccomle and sliced peppers will become a go to snack and the fact that it doesn’t brown is excellent. I am vegan so I plan to find a sub for the cottage cheese, but that won’t be hard. I do it all the time. You have me wondering what other veggies can I blend to turn into a healthy dip?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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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