Homemade Organic Roasted Broccoli Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups organic broccoli stems, diced (about 1-2 broccoli stems)
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. home rendered lard or organic pasture butter, plus extra to grease the pan
  • 3/4 tsp. Real Salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 2 Tbsp. organic Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. organic Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic whole yogurt (full fat)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Grease an 8″ x 8″ square baking dish.
  3. Put the lard (or butter) into the casserole.
  4. Put the broccoli and garlic pieces into the square dish.
  5. Place into the oven and cook for two minutes, or until the lard (or butter) is melted.
  6. Once out of the oven, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. Real Salt and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground peppercorn blend.
  7. Toss the broccoli in the chosen fat to coat.
  8. Place the broccoli back into the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the broccoli is fork tender.
  9. Once the broccoli is tender, remove from the oven.
  10. Place the broccoli and garlic into a glass jar (pint-and-a-half works well, but you’ll need a wide mouth one).
  11. Using an immersion blender, puree the broccoli and garlic.  (Start with a low setting and slowly bring up the speed, if needed.)
  12. Add the yogurt, 1/2 tsp. Real Salt and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground peppercorn blend, Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses.  Pulse the blender on low until well blended.
  13. Serve with vegetable sticks, potato chips, pretzels, pita chips, or anything else you’d like to try.
  14. Enjoy!
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