roasted-broccoli-sicilian-olive-dip-lunch-lady-lou.jpg

 

Roasted Broccoli and Sicilian Olive Dip


IMG_9692-e1521697473734.jpg


IMG_9702-e1521698289596.png

My first cooking class in the Flavour Town series was held on the weekend.

We had a great group and their collective minds were blown from the get go. I love hosting these classes and showing how simple cooking can be when you have great quality ingredients.I gave them the option to choose what flavour dip to make. We had beautiful roasted pumpkin, sweet, potato, capsicum, tomato and broccoli. I thought a romesco style of dip would have been the winner, but they chose the broccoli. So we got creative. I’d never made a roasted broccoli dip before, because honestly, I can’t go past roasted capsicum, hummus or pesto.

But, majority rules, so we got to work using our tastebuds and what sounded like a delicious combo. Here’s the result, it’s definitely worth the detour away from your favourite dip. Whip up a batch of these crunchy seeded crackers for the beginnings of the ultimate snack board.

Roasted Broccoli and Sicilian Olive Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 head of broccoli

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup cashews

  • 1/2 cup basil leaves

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 lemon, juice and zest

  • 15 (approx 1/2 cup) green Sicilian olives

  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar or 1 date

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

  2. Chop the very end of the stem off the broccoli and discard. Chop into broccoli into chunks, lay on baking tray. Bake in oven for 15 minutes until bright green.

  3. Optional: toast cashews in oven at the same time, for around 10 minutes.

  4. Add broccoli to food processor with remaining ingredients. Process until smooth-ish consistency, I like it with some chunks of olives still evident.

Share your creations with me by tagging @lunchladylou and #lunchladylou

IF YOU DIG THIS RECIPE, YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Roasted Eggplant Dip

    Roasted Eggplant Dip If you have roasted veggies, you can make this. If you’re not yet on the bandwagon of roasting up trays of veg t...

Roasted Red Capsicum Dip

  Roasted Red Capsicum Dip Your time in the kitchen can be easier and more enjoyable. Promise. It begins with filling your fridge with your fa...

Pesto!

    Pesto! Hello. My name is Lou and I love pesto. You too? Oh yeah, we all do. Did you know your pesto can be as whacky or crazy as you ...

Holy Guacamole

    OK OK OK. Just sayin… this recipe has been certified D E L I C I O U S by a born Mexican herself.  She told me to tell you...
Hey I'm Lou

Hey, I’m Lou

Back in 2013 I bought healthy salad delivery to busy women in the Sydney CBD. Mama to BJ. Lover of crispy bacon, popcorn and BYO’ing my own cashew milk to cafe’s for my coffee. My mission: to empower you in the kitchen to cook simple meals, so you can nourish your family – even when you’re busy AF because you (and they) are worth it. On this site you’ll find family-friendly recipes that are simple to make and delicious. Enjoy.

The Meal Matrix is a free downloadable guide to help you create effortless meal ideas and flavour combinations
A 7 day healthy meal plan to help you get organised in the kitchen
Cook delicious family friendly recipes with Kitchen Saucery
How to stock your pantry
What to keep in your fridge guide

Download Your Free Meal Prep Guide Here.

Shut Up and Cook Healthy Kitchen Reset