Steamed Broccoli with Basil Cream

(Total Time: 20 MIN| Serves: 3)


1 lb broccoli, chopped

½ cup fresh basil, chopped

½ cup cottage cheese

½ cup avocado, chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed


1 tsp salt

½ tsp red pepper, ground

¼ tsp dried parsley, ground

¼ tsp dried oregano, ground


Plug in the instant pot and pour in 1 cup of water in the stainless steel insert.
Place the trivet on the bottom of the pot and set the steam basket on top. Place broccoli in the steam basket and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Close the lid and set the steam release handle by moving the valve to the ‘’Sealing’’ position. Press the ‘’Steam’’ button and set the timer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine basil, cottage cheese, avocado, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper, parsley, and oregano in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and well incorporated.
When you hear the cooker’s end signal, release the pressure naturally. Open the pot and transfer the broccoli to a serving plate. Top with basil cream and serve immediately.

Per Serving (Calories 187 | Total Fats 10.8g | Net Carbs: 10g | Protein 10.4g |Fiber: 6g)