Saturday, May 30, 2015

Green Broccoli Spread

You can't even imagine the power house a flavor that is this spread.  Oh my.  A little goes a long way. This is some kind of delicious.  If you have it at a party, my guess, is it will disappear really fast! You could really get creative with it.  It would be great on pizza, replacing the sauce and just a little cheese sprinkled over top.  It would be great used like a pesto on some pasta.  Get creative- this stuff is delicious no matter where it goes.

Green Broccoli Spread
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, September 2014

6 ounces broccoli florets
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 basil leaves
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 anchovy fillet or a teaspoon of anchovy paste

Cook broccoli in boiling water until crisp-tender.  Rinse and cool in a colander so that it can drain.

In a food processor place garlic in first, process. Then add the remainder of the ingredients.  Process until everything is smooth.  Chill and serve.  Yield: 10 servings- 2 tablespoons. 

Calories 36 per serving. Protein 1 g, carbs 3 g, fiber 1 g, sodium 142 mg and calcium 21 mg

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