Happy Summer Everyone! Summer is my favorite season because I love eating outdoors in the sunshine. This recipe will be a crowd pleaser for all your guests this summer! What makes
Guac-a-Broccoli so special compared to regular Guacamole is that most people have never tried it before and so it comes as a HUGE surprise and HUGE treat and a great way to change up the regular chips & dips of summer entertaining! I promise you will absolutely love this one.
1 head broccoli
2 cups cilantro
1 & 1/2 limes
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup olive oil (For special occasions you can make it with MaryRuth Organics Ice Pressed Olive Oil available on Amazon)
1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt (if you like it salty you can add another 1/2 teaspoon)
1) In order to blanch and shock the head of broccoli set up a bowl with some water and ice next to the stove (this bowl is for shocking the broccoli). Next boil a small saucepan of water (this is for blanching the broccoli). Make sure to add enough kosher salt to the saucepan of water so that it tastes exactly like sea salt. This is an important step to give your broccoli the correct color and flavor. DO NOT skip this crucial step! It will be worth it in the end! Blanching and shocking preserves the beautiful green color for your guac-a-broccoli!
2) Rinse broccoli head and chop the broccoli head into small florets.
3) Once the pot of water is boiling drop the broccoli florets into the water and blanch them for 2 to 3 minutes.
4) Then immediately remove the broccoli florets, with a slotted spoon, and drop them in the ice water. Leave for 3 minutes in the ice water.
5) Remove the broccoli florets from the ice water and use a salad spinner to dry the broccoli completely. If you do not have a salad spinner then just put the broccoli in a colander to drain out excess water.
6) Put the broccoli florets in a food processor and purée - while the food processor is going add the olive oil.
7) Add the juice from the limes, cilantro, scallions, avocado, and 1/2 teaspoon of pink sea salt. Blend until smooth - whatever consistently you want it at. I like the guac-a-broccoli to be thick.
8) Taste the guac-a-broccoli and if you find you want to add more salt or more lime juice or more cilantro you can!
9) The guac-a-broccoli will last for 24 hours in the fridge. Eat with family & friends!
Wishing you the best summer yet!