Holy broccaumole, I’ve been busy. Between powerlifting training, freelance design clients, helping out with the new local chapter of ANB and organising the reprint of Healthy Helpings (nearly sold out!); I haven’t had time to scratch myself. Dishes have been piling up around my computer and creative moments in the kitchen have been way too few and far between.
This little gem of a dish emerged late one Friday evening, when I was faced with the last remaining items from the previous Saturday’s farmers market. A slightly too ripe avocado and some tired looking broccoli. My friend Jude had told me how she likes to make broccoli mash with avocado stirred through and I’d been meaning to try it for while. As I blended the avocado into the puréed broccoli my mind started to wander ‘south of the border, down Mexico way’. I rescued the last few sprinkles of some spring onions and red capsicum from a container in the fridge and a teensy squeeze of a once loved lemon. Darn, that was a nice way to end a week!
That was 3 weeks ago. Since then I’ve left avocados to ripen too long by the time I’ve remembered to buy broccoli, or been out of broccoli when I’ve had a nice new avocado. Good things come to those who wait, and finally I’ve had time to get back in the kitchen. A few planned tweaks for a bit more colour, and some creamy, zingy result.
Substitutes & Alternatives:
If you don’t have food processor, a stick blender or potato masher could be used.
Preparation time: 11 minute(s)
Cooking time: 4 minute(s)
Diet tags: Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 2