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“Crostini con Crema di Broccoli, in '1,000 Italian Recipes' by Michele Scicilone”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the broccoli, reserving some of the stems.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to boiling.
  3. Add the broccoli and salt to taste.
  4. Cook until the broccoli is tender, about 10 minutes; drain well, reserving some of the water.
  5. Transfer the broccoli to a food processor.
  6. Add the garlic and process until chopped fine.
  7. With the motor running, add the oil through the tube and process until smooth and spreadable.
  8. Add a tablespoon or two of the broccoli water if the mixture is too thick.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Place a barbecue grill or broiler rack about 5 inches away from the heat source.
  11. Preheat the grill or broiler.
  12. Toast the bread on one side until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  13. Turn the bread and toast the other side, about 2 minutes.
  14. Spread with the warm broccoli puree; serve immediately.

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