I always buy too much broccoli. I eat some steamed and some roasted and then I leave the rest to sit in the fridge until it can pretty much crawl out on its own.
I decided to try and stop being so wasteful. I was searching broccoli recipes on Google and up popped Broccomole. There are several different versions out there so I combined a few and came up with this one.
It is really tasty. I don't know if I would call it a substitute for guacamole or not. It isn't really all that similar. But, it is a very interesting and tasty way to use up the broccoli in the fridge.
4 cups broccoli, raw
1 jalapeno pepper
2 Tbsp onion
1/4 cup cream cheese (light)
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper
Cook broccoli in boiling water until broccoli is very tender. Drain well.
Place jalapeno, onion, cream cheese, chili powder, garlic, and salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add broccoli and process until smooth.
Serve warm or room temp.
This makes about 2 cups. I calculated a serving size as a FULL CUP of the broccomole.
Calories - 150, Fat - 7, Carbs - 15, Protein - 7.
Now, here is an idea to use some of the broccomole to make a really cool lunch or dinner side dish.
Broccomole Zucchini Rolls
1 medium zucchini
1/4 cup broccomole
3 Tbsp Mozza cheese, skim
1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Thinly slice the zucchini vertically. Lay strips on the parchment paper. Cook at 425 for 5 minutes, flip strips over, cook another 5 minutes.
Remove zucchini from oven and let cool until you are able to pick it up with your hands.
Turn oven down to 375. Line a small pan (8X8 or smaller) with parchment paper.
Spread a spoonful of broccomole down each strip. Sprinkle with a tsp of Mozza cheese.
Roll up strip and place in prepared pan. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Turn broiler on. Broil until cheese is melty and brown.
Want to know the calories in these?
For the whole recipe of zucchini rolls it is: Calories - 120, Fat - 6, Carbs - 9, Protein - 9.
I think I got 11 or 12 rolls out of the one zucchini.
I had them as my lunch but you could easily serve these as a spicy vegetable side dish with dinner.
I will remember this the next time I have a head of broccoli to use up.
This dip would be great with veggies as well as crackers if you are looking to save even more calories.