Broccoli Trees w/Creamy White Bean Dip

Broccoli Trees W/creamy White Bean Dip Recipe

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Irana Brookshire


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
5 Min
Food Processor


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


  • 1Blanch 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.)
  • 2With 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.
  • 3NOTE: 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