Prep: 20 minutes Chill: 2 hours

Serves:Makes 2 cups

This makes a great substitute for guacamole (I know it sounds a bit strange!). Try it with baked chips for dipping, or use on burritos or tacos.


  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli stems
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1-2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup green chilies, chopped (optional)


Peel broccoli stems, chop into pieces, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Place in a food processor and blend broccoli stems with lemon juice, cumin and garlic powder until completely smooth. Place in a bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill before serving.