Broccoli Onion Spread

A vibrant broccoli and onion spread is pureed until smooth and served simply with a rustic loaf of bread.

Broccoli Onion Spread G. Giustolisi

Recipe from THE VEGETARIAN ITALIAN KITCHEN (New Holland Publishers, Australia)

A classic autumn comfort food that I love preparing with harvested vegetables from my garden. If you don’t believe this makes a difference, I recommend you give it a try. Vegetables grown without any pesticides have a mild taste and a delicate texture completely different to those sold in supermarkets. That is why even a simple cream like this is just great with the only addition being a high quality olive oil.

Broccoli Onion Spread
 
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 300 g (11 oz) broccoli
  • 2 onions (1 if large)
  • 2 potatoes
  • 400 ml (14 fl oz) water
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to
  • taste
  • White pepper, to taste
  • (optional)
  • 2 slices rustic bread
Instructions
  1. Clean the broccoli, removing the hardest parts, and cut into small pieces.
  2. Peel the onion and cut into chunks.
  3. Peel the potatoes and then cook all the vegetables in a large pot of salted water for about 30 minutes.
  4. When cooked, leave to cool and blend until the consistency is more or less creamy, according to taste. Put on the heat again for about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with a little olive oil and, if desired, white pepper.
  6. Serve immediately with rustic bread.

 

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica is a born and raised Italian. She inherited her love for travel, passion for cooking and natural, sustainable, plant based slow food from her parents. Her works have appeared in 'Vegetarian Living', 'Veggie Magazine', 'Lifestyle food', 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide', 'Chickpea' and 'Free from Heaven', among others. She is the author of "Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread"; 'The Rustic Italian bakery" and "The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen", published by New Holland Publishers Australia. Her fourth book, 'A Modern Italian Table: simple everyday natural recipes' will be released in March 2017, for the same publisher.

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