What’s Broccomole? It’s a dip made with steamed broccoli, that can be compared to guacamole. And it is my new obsession. While my broccoli-hating-husband said that broccomole is his worst nightmare, my friends and I disagree with him. Broccomole does taste like broccoli, but it is seasoned with sour cream, lemon, mayonnaise, and a touch of sriracha resulting in a fresh creamy dip. And it just might be a fun way to serve your kids come veggies.
I made this for a soccer themed article for another site, so I used a bit of sour cream to draw the lines of a soccer field over the dip. Then I used pretzels to make goals. This is both the easiest thing, and the cutest. Considering the fact that Team USA is in the Women’s World Cup Finals on Sunday – this is the perfect thing to serve during the match. (Things at my house will be tense if they end up facing off against England….)
I brought this dip with me to a picnic with my friends and I had at the Damien Rice concert at Millennium Park. We thought the dip was a refreshing alternative to guacamole, and a great way to get out servings of veggies for the day.
If you want to add some creaminess to your broccomole, add a touch of cream cheese.
- 2 Large Heads of Broccoli
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup 2% Milk
- 2 tablespoons Mayonaisse
- 1/2 cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Start off by steaming the broccoli. Trim the large pieces of stem off the broccoli, breaking it up into smaller pieces. Pour 2 inches of water in a large pot, add the broccoli, cover the pot with a lid, and bring the water to a boil. Let the broccoli steam for 5-6 minutes, until it is fork tender. You want the stems to be nice and soft.
- Let the broccoli cool, or run under cold water to cool it off.
- Pour all the wet ingredients and salt into the blender. Add about 1/3 of the broccoli. I don't have a high powered blender, so I needed to add the broccoli gradually. Blend everything together on a medium speed. Add the remaining broccoli in two more batches, blending thoroughly.
- Add more salt and sriracha to the broccomole to taste, blending to combine.
- Pour into a serving dish. Serve chilled with pretzels or tortilla chips.
Inspired by Taste of Home
(top photo by Kelly)
Friday 3rd of July 2015
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