Broccoli Bites with Tomato-Avo Salsa
21 September 2015
Broccoli is one of those super healthy foods packed with incredible healing properties, but not always the easiest to gulp down, especially for kids. That is why I absolutely looove these broccoli bites. This recipe really makes eating broccoli an absolute pleasure. You can enjoy these on their own as a main meal, as an accompaniment to your favourite protein or even as a veggie patty if you are in the mood for burgers.
Serves 4 | Ready in 20 mins
Ingredients for Broccoli Bites
1 broccoli head – cut into pieces
½ cup sunflower seeds
2 eggs – lightly beaten
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried mint
½ cup almond flour
2 tsp. raw honey / xylitol
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. oink crystal salt
1 tbsp. coconut oil
Ingredients for Tomato-Avo Salsa
2 large tomatoes – cut into chunks
¼ red onion - chopped
2 avocados – skins and pips removed
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. tahini
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Pink crystal salt to taste
2 tsp. za’taar
Place broccoli pieces into food processor and blend until fine – you may need to do one or two loads depending on the size of your food processor. Be careful not to overfill – rather do small loads at a time.
Add remaining ingredients to finely processed broccoli, and blend for 2-3 minutes until all ingredients are thoroughly combined
In a large frying pan, melt coconut oil on high heat and allow to cover pan entirely to prevent sticking. Reduce to medium heat and add spoonfuls of the mixture - you can make between 3 -4 bites at a time depending on the size of your frying pan. Be sure to spread each spoonful evenly across the pan. Fry on each side for about 4 minutes per side until golden brown. Use a spatula to flip each broccoli bite. Once cooked set aside.
Prepare tomato-avo dip: Place all in ingredients in food processor and blend thoroughly for 1-2 mins until thick salsa forms. Remove from blender and add to serving dish.
Serving suggestion: Enjoy broccoli bites as a main dish with generous spoonful’s of tomato-avo salsa, or as a side dish to accompany your favourite protein, or as a veggie patty for your favourite burger recipe.
Yours in Health Always,