Broccoli Trees w/Creamy White Bean Dip

Broccoli Trees W/creamy White Bean Dip

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Irana Grenier

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@sweetangel

I made this for a baby shower once, the mother-to-be went wild over it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    broccoli, cut into 1 1/2-in. wide spears
  • 1 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 pinch
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 can(s)
    (19 oz.) white beans such as cannellini or navy, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 c
    (6 1/2 oz.) silken tofu, drained and gently rinsed

How to Make Broccoli Trees w/Creamy White Bean Dip

Step-by-Step

  1. Blanch broccoli in 6 quarts of boiling salted water. (About 1 tbsp salt.), uncovered, 2 minutes, then drain in a colander. Immediately plunge colander with broccoli into an ice bath to stop cooking, then drain again. Spread broccoli out on a kitchen towel to dry. (Broccoli will still be crisp.)
  2. With motor of a food processor running, drop garlic through feed tube and process until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients (except broccoli)and a 1/2 tsp salt and puree until smooth. Serve broccoli with dip.
  3. NOTE: Broccoli can be cooked 1 day ahead and chilled in a sealed bag. Dip can be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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About Broccoli Trees w/Creamy White Bean Dip

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American



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