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Feb 24, 2007 07:24 AM

Appetizer that uses broccoli?

Hi everyone,

Going to a party tonight where I need to bring an appetizer. I have some beautiful broccoli that I'd like to use....but nothing appetizer-ish is coming to mind. Any ideas? Besides crudites? :)

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  1. How about a quiche with broccoli? You can even make small, individual tart sizes.

    Or, a stromboli with broccoli, turkey and cheese?

    1. I recommend something oriental, something steamed with some some birdseye chilies, ponzu and sesame oil drizzled over, if it's good broccoli you'll want to taste it

      1. You could try placing some wonton wrappers in mini-muffin tins, adding a bit of cheese, topping with cooked broccolli and baking until ready. You could bake them opened or closed. You could even add other ingredients (chopped turkey, etc).

        1. This is a real crowd pleaser!

          Nutty Broccoli Appetizer

          2 cups chopped, steamed broccoli

          1 cup bread crumbs, preferably whole wheat

          1/4 cup chopped walnuts

          1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

          1/2 tsp. each dried oregano and basil

          Salt and black pepper, to taste

          1/2 cup egg substitute (equivalent to 2 eggs)

          Optional: low-sodium soy or teriyaki sauce, for dip

          Saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Combine with remaining ingredients. Form into balls 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on non-stick pan. Spray balls with olive oil or canola spray. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 20-30 minutes, or until brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 24 balls. (Note: You also can spread mixture in a shallow pan, bake and cut into squares.)

            1. re: jenniferdines

              Doesn't travel too well.

              You can make the ubiquitous spinach dip using chopped cooked broccoli.