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Crispy broccoli with tuna dip

Get ready to fall in love with broccoli with this decadent recipe for crispy broccoli bites and their creamy tuna dip. This recipe transforms broccoli into delicious crispy and cheesy bites, perfect for an appetizer or an afternoon snack. Be sure to try this amazing recipe for your next gathering or family dinner. These cheesy broccoli bites and dip are sure to delight everybody!

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 30 minutes
Yields 4-6


  • Crispy Broccoli Bites
  • 1/2 broccoli (about 4 heads)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bag (300 g - 3 cups) of shredded Canadian Swiss cheese
  • Dip (Creamy Tuna Mousse)
  • 1 can of tuna in olive oil
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) of Canadian Mascarpone
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of lemon juice
  • A few sprigs fresh dill
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For the crispy broccoli:

Preheat oven to 420°F (210°C).

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil.

Spread the shredded Canadian Swiss cheese over the baking sheet so that it is covered with cheese.

Cut broccoli into bite-size florets.

Once the water has come to a boil, add the broccoli and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes maximum.

Drain the broccoli to remove as much moisture as possible.

Transfer to the cheese-covered baking sheet.

Smash broccoli gently but firmly with a glass to flatten.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted and begins to lightly toast.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool so that the cheese sets, then loosen each piece of broccoli and arrange on a serving plate.

For the tuna dip:

Drain the tuna and crumble coarsely.

In a food processor, add the mascarpone cheese and drained tuna and blend to the desired texture.

Add lemon juice and dill, then salt and pepper to taste.

Serve chilled, with a drizzle of olive oil on top for maximum gourmet pleasure!


Dip the crispy broccoli bites into homemade hummus for a vegetarian recipe, thanks to our hummus recipe.

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