Broccoli Dip in a Bread Bowl
Let’s be honest: Most versions are gloppy and bland. Rescuing this party favorite meant opting for fresh broccoli and reconsidering the creamy base.
Why This Recipe Works
Frozen broccoli was mushy and bland, but lightly cooking fresh broccoli in the microwave provided ideal texture and flavor. The stems need longer than the florets, so we cook the two separately. Chopping both in the food processor makes for a pleasantly smooth dip, and a combination of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt creates a creamy, tangy base. With shallot, Parmesan cheese, and cayenne stirred in, this party dish was ready for its bread bowl—precut for easier eating.