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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- While the broccoli is cooling, halve the avocados and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Mash but leave some chunks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.