I’m all about sneaking veggies into my diet however and whenever possible. Whether it’s eating cauliflower gnocchi for dinner or hiding zucchini and sweet potato in chocolatey milkshakes, count me in. I’m like a 3-year-old who occasionally still needs to be tricked into eating healthy, okay? One simple technique that hasn’t crossed my mind, though, is making a healthy dip that resembles guacamole mde broccoli instead of avocados. It’s called broccomole!
At first thought, broccoli doesn’t seem like the best guacamole base. Roasted to perfection? Yes. But blended into something that’s supposed to be creamy and great for dipping? Not so much. Well, leave your doubts at the door because if you do things correctly, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how mouth-watering a dip made from the fiber-packed, cruciferous vegetable can be.
Malibu Farm—which is known for its fresh, farm-to-table dishes—has a “Brocco”-Mole appetizer on the menu that’s served with corn tortilla chips, and it’s an instant favorite among anyone who tries it. So why not make the recipe at home? The restaurant shared the exact mix it uses to create the dish, and it only requires five simple ingredients. (Plus some ripe avocados if you want to up the creaminess…and can’t stand the thought of going without them.) Summer snacking awaits.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 cup broccoli florets
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 limes, juiced
jalapeño pepper, diced, to taste
1. Cook broccoli florets in salted water for 1 minute.
2. Drain and combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until a mash forms.
3. Season to taste with salt. Grab a bowl of chips and dip away.
Tip: To make the broccomole creamier, add two ripe avocados.
Recipes reprinted with permission from Malibu Farm Cookbook: Recipes from the California Coast. Copyright © 2014 by Helene Henderson. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
Dip a little healthier this summer with these better-for-you chips made from some of your favorite veggies. You could also whip up some homemade options with this brilliant air fryer kale chips recipe.