I recall doing vegetable printing during my childhood days. That involved using vegetables as a stamp to make color blocks.
Okra, potatoes and onions were my favorites. The okras and onions gave a wonderful natural print. While the potatoes gave customized options.
I once tried to make a tree shape on a potato stamp for a Christmas project. But irrespective of my repeated attempts; I could not make it perfect.
That is when I thought of an idea. I got hold of a cauliflower floret and colored it green. Then I used that green floret as a stamp.
The experiment did not come out as successful as I had imagined. But it did give me a glimpse of a vegetable that later became one of my favorites.
If you could guess. I hinted at Broccoli.
Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. I can have them in any form. I boil or steam them to serve as a salad. Also, I stir fry them for a Chinese meal. At times, I toss them with potatoes to make a healthy quick side-dish.
No matter how I cook this vegetable. As long as I get to have it, I am happy.
If I were to get into statistics. This vegetable is a frequent in my house every 15 days.
They are a fresh and colorful change to their cousins – the cauliflowers. Of course, minus the green water color from my childhood memory.
The all green uniform color of broccoli appeals to the eye. And I have not even started to discuss its nutritional merits.
I am a big fan of this vegetable due to its richness in vitamins. It has a good amount of B-complex, vitamin C and vitamin K in it.
Moreover, its stems are a good source of dietary fiber. If you are like me. Then, you will definitely consider broccoli in your meal plans for its nutritive properties.
I have tried a handful of recipe with broccoli as the principle ingredient. But still I am always on a quest to discover recipes that have this wonderful veggie.
That is irrespective of the cuisine or the form of broccoli.
But have you ever tried the broccoli and a dip combination ?
Let me be clear on the specifics here. I am not suggesting what to dip broccoli in or what can you dip broccoli in.
Rather, I am stuck on to the idea of a dip made out of broccoli itself.
I am gung-ho on a broccoli dip recipe that I discovered recently. I am sure you will love it. Read further to discover it.
Ingredients – Broccoli dip recipe
- a medium sized broccoli floret – 250 g
- sour cream – 250 g
- cream cheese – 50 g
- 5 – 10 walnuts
- extra virgin olive oil – 15 ml
- garlic cloves – 2-3
- salt for seasoning
- pepper, as per seasoning preferences
How to make broccoli dip
- Steam the broccoli for about 15 minutes.
- Chop the broccoli, cloves and walnuts in a mechanical/ electric chopper.
- Take a large bowl and add cream and cheese.
- Add the chopped ingredients and mix well.
- Add the seasonings.
- Drizzle olive oil on top.
- Serve and enjoy.
Notes – Broccoli dip recipe
Do not use a blender. Broccoli and walnuts should be in a crunchy state to deliver their distinct flavor.
I hope you like this broccoli dip recipe. Let me know if you try it. Share your broccoli dip recipe as well.