“What the heck is broccomole?!” were the exact words that came out of my mouth as I was reading the brunch menu of a restaurant I went to recently with some friends. It’s a neat little place in Edmonton called Canteen and their brunch is delicious to say the least. I ordered the “Smoked Sablefish, Fontina Egg Scramble, Seeded Rye, Broccomole, Roast Tomatoes” entree (sans fontina).. and was very intrigued with this Broccomole item.
My hubby, being the little smarty pants that he is, looked at me and said “it’s obviously guacamole…made from broccoli”, and I thought to myself, what? for real? no… it’s got to be some other kind of sauce or garnish or some kind of vegetable I’ve never heard of. But, after a quick google search, I realized my hubby was right! Darn!
Looking into this whole Broccomole thing a little more I happened to come across this recipe by Domestic Fits and wondered why I had never heard of this interesting little concoction before!
When I got my entree at Canteen and ate every little morsel (had the restaurant not been packed with people I may have even licked the plate) I made the decision right then and there that I… was a fan… of broccomole.
So I used the Domestic Fits recipe as inspiration and got mixing! In my food processor I added steamed broccoli, spinach (for a little extra green and nutrients), tomato, spices, silken tofu, and lemon juice!
A few blends and scrapes with the spatula later – this smooth, creamy, rich and dreamy guacamole-looking dip was created! Considering I’m not the hugest fan of broccoli to begin with, I was surprised how it had transformed into this yummy looking and very nutritious dip!
A couple dunks of my crackers and I was sold! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a HUGE fan of traditional avocado guacamole, but for a lower calorie, nutrient dense, something-different-dip, this one is definitely worth a try!
Thank you Canteen and Domestic Fits for the inspiration!
Because I only mildly adapted the recipe from the lovely Jackie of Domestic Fits I will send you over to her blog for the original recipe! For my version I added 1 cup of raw spinach, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 5 cherry tomatoes and I chose to go with the silken tofu to add the creaminess to my batch as I can’t eat dairy!
- 3 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbs green onions
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 ounces silken tofu
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- 1 tbs cilantro
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Cook the broccoli in lightly salted water until very soft. Overcook the broccoli in comparison to the al dente cooking that most recipes recommend.
- Drain broccoli very well.
- Transfer to a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, add additional olive oil for a smoother texture.
- Serve warm or chill and serve cold.
Have you tried “Broccomole” before?? Would you, or are you a little skeptical?? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Nutritionist in the Kitch
What kind of food processor do you use? I have a Vitamix but not a food processor… could I use that for this or would it be bette in the processor? Thanks 🙂
Hi Sarah, I think you could get away with using your Vitamix for this recipe! I use a simple Black and Decker food processor but I have used my Vitamix for dips as well – it’s just that it’s more narrow than a processor so you may need to make the dip in batches!
im with you; never heard of broccomole! but im intrigued.
side note – im in calgary. any good restaurants recommendations? for date nights, valentines, casual, steak, anything. ive been told Una’s and i’ve already tried The Coup. thanks!
I really love Anejo (mexican) very funky place, and I also like Charcut (romantic, amazing food, a bit pricier), my hubby said Notables is good too? I can’t vouch for it though but I imagine it’s yummy as he has the same tastes as me! 🙂
This ousnds delicious! Especially with the added spinach, that is such a clever little dip! And the Canteen sounds like a great place to go for food too 🙂 xx
Yes I wasn’t sure how the spinach would work out, but it did!! 🙂
Looks interesting! I would definitely try to make it, minus the tofu.
Enjoy Wendie! There are other options instead of the tofu too that Domestic Fit mentions! 🙂