¡Broccomole!

I don't really know it when it happened. Somewhere in my formative years, I fell hard for the creamy, savory deliciousness that is guacamole. And now, when we're in Miami, I cherish every time I find a place that serves good guac. Which is almost never. Cuban food, yes. Mexican food, ay dios no. So Mike and I have both tried our hands at homemade 'mole. I would actually say that guacamole is Mike's signature dish. But lately I have been making some pretty legit guac and you know what? I took it up a notch tonight. I had been thinking for a few weeks about adding greens to guacamole to give it some extra goodness. But, I pondered… which greens would work? Kale? No. Spinach? No. Asparagus? Maybe. But not tonight. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you… broccomole

Broccomole! Andale!

Broccomole! Andale!

Broccoli + avocado? Amazeballs. As long as you have a food processor or high speed blender, it's super easy to make. The hardest part is chopping veggies and steaming the broccoli - the rest comes together really quickly. And the best part? It taste just like regular guacamole! Seriously. 

Guacamole in the process. Not so pretty. But tasty as fuhhh.

Guacamole in the process. Not so pretty. But tasty as fuhhh.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 - 3 heads of broccoli 
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, diced
  • ¼ to ½ red onion, finely diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp salt plus more to taste

Instructions

  1.  Rinse and chop broccoli into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. Steam broccoli until really soft - you don't want any crunch. So steam the shit out of those puppies and then let it cool.
  2. While the broccoli is cooling, halve the avocados and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Mash but leave some chunks.
  3. Put cooled broccoli in blender or food processor and pulse until it becomes a puree' and then spoon the broccoli puree'  into the bowl with the avocado.
  4. Dice the tomato and onion and add to the bowl with the broccoli and avocado. It's good idea to start with 1/4 of the red onion and add more to taste. 
  5. Add fresh lime juice, sprinkle ½ tsp salt, and stir to combine. Add more onion, salt, lime juice as you set fit. In a pinch, I have also used bottled organic lime juice that I keep in the fridge and it's a pretty close second. Combine it all and serve with tortilla chips, crackers, sliced green peppers - anything really. Enjoy!

PS - I like getting avocados from Publix. They always ripen quickly, are way cheaper and I almost never get a bad one from there. Unlike some of the more expensive places I shop.

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