This easy and delicious spread is fantastic with toasted baguette. It’s a creative way to eat one of my least favorite vegetables (seriously, what kid didn’t struggle with this one). Now, I can’t get enough of it – and neither will you and your guests once you try it. Dip into this tasty treat at once! You won’t regret it.
Ingredients:1 head of broccoli, trimmed and cut into small pieces 1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed with the heel of your knife
squeeze of lemon juice
½ cup ricotta cheese
½ cup gruyere cheese, plus more for garnish
chopped parsley for garnish
20 small black-pitted olives
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
1- Season the broccoli with salt, pepper, a pinch of red pepper flakes, a squeeze of lemon juice and olive oil and put them into a baking dish with the crushed garlic clove. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 min or until very soft and tender.
2- Blend together the broccoli, garlic and Gruyere cheese in a food processor until smooth. Add in the ricotta and mix together. Taste and adjust seasonings. Garnish with chopped parsley and the black-pitted olives.