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Appetizer that uses broccoli?

4Snisl Feb 24, 2007 07:24 AM

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? :)

  1. QueenB Feb 24, 2007 07:28 AM

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

    Or, a stromboli with broccoli, turkey and cheese?

    1. c
      catsailor Feb 24, 2007 07:31 AM

      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. bigskymind Feb 24, 2007 07:34 AM

        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. h
          HillJ Feb 24, 2007 07:48 AM

          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. j
            jenniferdines Feb 24, 2007 08:00 PM


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            1. re: jenniferdines
              piccola Feb 24, 2007 09:45 PM

              Doesn't travel too well.

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

            2. r
              rexmo Feb 26, 2007 04:22 AM

              If you have a mandoline, broccoli stems can provide toothpick thin juliennes that can be used in a lot more ways than the tops.

              1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Feb 26, 2007 06:12 PM

                I'm a little late chiming in but I used to make broccomole. I didn't have a recipe per se but the one I've linked comes closest to it. I used to add some sour cream and a little mayo to smooth it out and make dippier.


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