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    Broccomole!

    Broccomole!



    I'm excited to share this recipe with you...just made it today :smileyjumping: !! See, this is what happens when I get a day off...I get to cook and experiment with recipes I've been dying to try.

    Anyways, this dip is soooo good. It's a take on guacamole but instead of avocados, which I love btw, you use broccoli. Now, don't get turned off by this...trust me when I say it's very good, creamy, delicious....all those wonderful adjectives when describing food.

    True, it's not the same as good old guacamole, but it's just as satisfying and rich tasting without all those pesky calories and fat. In fact, after calculating all the ingredients and calories, it comes down to 7 calories for 1 tablespoonful!


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    I adapted this recipe from one posted on the website "Domestic Fits".


    Ingredients

    • 3 cups chopped broccoli
    • 1 jalapeno, chopped, seeds removed (or leave in if you want an extra kick)
    • 1/2 of a small white onion (can also use green onion)
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 2 ounces fat free cream cheese (or silken tofu, goat cheese, sour cream, cashew cream, something creamy)
    • Handful of fresh cilantro
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 2 peeled garlic cloves

    Instructions

    • Steam or boil the broccoli until very soft. Overcooking the broccoli is a good idea for this recipe. It took me about 20 minutes to steam mine.
    • Drain broccoli very well.
    • Transfer to a food processor or blender. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, add additional olive oil for a smoother texture.
    • Serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy!


    For tonight's dinner, I topped off my spinach salad w/a couple tablespoons of broccomole. Yum!

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    OMG! What a great idea. I have been not loving my broccoli lately, but this sounds good. I would not overcook it too much, if possible, because overcooking also cooks away nutrients. You could use some acvocado for the creamy component; sorrt of a half 'n half thing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeovens View Post
    OMG! What a great idea. I have been not loving my broccoli lately, but this sounds good. I would not overcook it too much, if possible, because overcooking also cooks away nutrients. You could use some acvocado for the creamy component; sorrt of a half 'n half thing...
    good point about the nutrients getting cooked away. Just make sure to not make it too "al dente" for simpler blending. I like your idea of putting some avocado in there...maybe in place of the cream cheese would work.

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    Never thought of broccoli! I have tried it with peas and I had to add backin avocado cuz it tasted like peas, which I don't enjoy. Lol! I also tried I with soy beans once and that was good but now soy isn't healthy anymore so that doesn't work. Lol I think broccoli and avocado mixture would be perfect cuz you still get the good fat but with less calories. Henny, you r such a cute, tiny little thing! I think the avocado would be ok as is for you skinny mini.

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    Never thought of doing it w/peas! I do like split pea soup so maybe it would taste like that?
    Anyways, I'm always finding ways to cut down on those calories so that way i can indulge my mega sweet tooth!

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