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“Roasted” Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Make perfectly steamed Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, along with the most delicious “roasted” garlic lemon dressing, all without turning on the oven!

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those side dishes that’s a staple in our house. It goes well with almost all dishes, and it’s one of the few vegetable that my husband actually enjoys. I used to love roasted broccoli, but recently switched over to the steamed version. Either way, broccoli is just so delicious in all forms, and I especially love it seasoned with garlic and lemon.

One of the newest ways I’ve been cooking broccoli that’s been a LIFE CHANGER is in the Instant Pot. It’s so easy, SO quick, and there are just so many less dishes at the end of it all. In this “Roasted” Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, both the garlic and broccoli are cooked in the Instant Pot and all if it’s done in less than 30 minutes.

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

You may be confused with the instructions when it says that you set the Instant Pot to 0 minutes for the broccoli, but that’s correct. The broccoli will cook super quickly as the Instant Pot comes to pressure, and that’s all it needs. You release the pressure as soon as you hear it beep, and you’ll have a perfectly cooked broccoli that’s ready to be seasoned.

And the “roasted” garlic lemon dressing, guys. I kinda wanna put it on EVERYTHING. It’s such a great flavor combo and I couldn’t stop eating these until they were gone. If you are in need of a new way to prepare your broccoli, I highly recommend you try this Instant Pot method, because it’s absolutely delicious. I’m pretty sure this will be the only way we cook broccoli until we get sick of it!

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

"Roasted" Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Make perfectly steamed Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, along with the most delicious "roasted" garlic lemon dressing, all without turning on the oven!

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heads of broccoli separated into florets (about 6 cups of florets)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Omit for AIP
  • Sprinkle of crushed red pepper, for garnish Optional: omit for AIP

Instructions

  1. Slice off the top of the garlic head. 

  2. Pour water into the Instant Pot and fit a steamer basket over the water. 

  3. Place the garlic head on the steamer and drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil over it.

  4. Close the the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set it to HIGH on MANUAL for 8 minutes. 

  5. Once it beeps to a finish, wait 10 minutes for the pressure to release naturally. 

  6. Open the lid and carefully remove the garlic and set aside to cool. Leave the water and the steamer basket in the Instant Pot.

  7. Add broccoli florets to the Instant Pot on the steamer basket, while the water is still hot.

  8. Close the the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set it to MANUAL for 0 minutes. 

  9. Immediate release the pressure valve once it beeps to a finish and open the lid. 

  10. Transfer the broccoli florets to a mixing bowl.

  11. Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, gently squeeze out the cloves and place in a blender.

  12. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the blender with the garlic cloves and blend until smooth and creamy.

  13. Pour the lemon garlic sauce over the broccoli. Gently toss together. Taste and add more sea salt, if needed.

  14. Garnish with crushed red peppers, if using, and serve.

Nutrition Facts
"Roasted" Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 457mg 19%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 25.3%
Vitamin C 223.3%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

You know on those late nights when you are in the mood for a sweet and delicious snack, and you honestly can’t find anything in the fridge or pantry to eat? I think we’ve all been there at one point. Well, the next time you have those moments, this Paleo Carrot Mug Cake is the perfect treat that you can make in under 5 minutes and you’ll most likely have all ingredients already if you have a paleo or gluten free kitchen.

If you’ve never heard of a mug cake before, it’s a cake made in a mug cooked in the microwave. You just pour the batter in a coffee mug then nuke it for a minute or 2, and out comes a single serving cake you can finish in one sitting. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

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This Paleo Carrot Mug Cake recipe is coming to you as part of the #24carrotgoals celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you inspiration on using carrots in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 60 of us participating, each sharing a carrot recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Rainbow Carrot and Ricotta Tart
The Cooking of Joy’s Candied Carrot Rose Tart
Better with Biscuits’ Carrot Souffle
This Healthy Table’s Beet and Carrot Galette
Always Eat Dessert’s Carrot Cake Squares with Orange Glaze
Figs & Flour’s Thai Peanut Pizza
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Oven Baked Carrot Fries Drizzled with a Tahini Sauce
Flours in Your Hair’s Carrot Pecan Cookies
Hola Jalapeño’s Roasted Carrots with Chipotle-Honey Butter
Worthy Pause’s Paleo Thai Curry Carrot Soup
Something New for Dinner’s Minted Sous Vide Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese
More Icing Than Cake’s Spiced Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad
Hot Dishing It Out’s Vegan Carrot Whoopie Pies
Katie Bird Bakes’ Carrot Cake Scones
Confetti Kitchen’s Harissa-Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Yogurt
Easy and Delish’s Carrot Spaghetti
Pie Girl Bakes’ Five Spice Carrot Bundt Cakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze
Smoothies and Sundaes’ Carrot Cake Sourdough
Zestful Kitchen’s Moroccan-Stuffed Portobell
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Measuring Cups Optionals’ Carrot Curry Soup
Rezel Kealoha’s Turkish Yogurt Carrot Dip
Pies and Prejudice’s Carrot Pie with Maple & Cardamom
Amanda Skrip’s Rainbow Roasted Carrots with Citrus Fennel + Arugula
Baking The Goods’ Roasted Carrot & Herby Feta Galette
Marianne Cooks’ Carrot and Zucchini Mini Muffins with a Cinnamon Frosting
Rumbly in My Tumbly’s Chai Carrot Pie
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Carrot Cake
What Annie’s Eating’s Roasted Carrots with Herby Carrot Top Salsa Verde
It’s a Veg World After All’s Zesty Sunflower Carrot Spirals
Butter Loves Company’s Iced Carrot Cake Cookies
Le Petit Eats’ Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars w/ Maple Coconut Icing
Smart in the Kitchen’s Curried Carrot Ginger Soup (Whole30)
Cocoa and Salt’s Classic Carrot Cake
Dirty Whisk’s Carrot and Herbed Ricotta Tart
A Modest Feast’s Pomegranate-Molasses-Glazed Carrots With Crispy Chickpeas and Feta
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Sweet n’ Spicy Herbed Carrots
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Chocolate Carrot Loaf Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Prickly Fresh’s Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Sweet Pillar Food’s Carrot and Date Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
Mom’s Kitchen Handbook’s Salad with Miso Ginger Carrot Dressing
What’s Karen Cooking’s Spiced Cornbread w/ Carrots, Pecans & Chili Butter
Blossom to Stem’s Caramelized Carrots with Fennel, Ricotta, and Walnuts

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #24carrotgoals on Instagram to share your carrot creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp finely grated carrots packed
  • 3 tbsp blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp full-fat coconut milk or any other milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional toppings: Coconut whipped cream, organic powder sugar, fresh fruits, chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except the toppings, in a bowl and stir with a fork until there are no clumps.  

  2. Pour into a mug.

  3. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until cooked through.

  4. Let it cool for 5 minutes, then add your favorite toppings before digging in.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Carrot Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 417mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 105.6%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 19.3%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

On game days and gatherings, this creamy and addicting dairy free and Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is just the thing all the pickle lovers will devour!

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Can’t believe the Super Bowl is less than a week away and I haven’t shared any game day recipes yet! Don’t worry though. I’m coming in hot with a fabulous dip recipe that I think you’ll love. This Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is dairy free but yet, still so creamy and addicting. And best of all, it is so easy to make. You just throw everything in the blender until it comes together.

A high speed blender works best with this recipe for that extra creamy texture, but if you don’t have one, just blend for several minutes until the grittiness of the almond flour goes away. I don’t have a fancy blender so that’s what I did. I kept blending for about 5 minutes while tasting it every minute, and the texture smoothed out perfectly by the end of it. I couldn’t stop eating it with some potato chips and fresh vegetables!

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Also… did you notice that I added a nutrition info section to my newer recipes? You can find them below the instructions. I’ve had several requests from the readers for it and I debated long and hard whether I should add it or not, because I’m all about listening to the body and intuitive eating, instead of counting macros, calories, etc.

However, if you feel that it’ll help you one way or another, I’m happy to provide that information. Just be mindful that our body is not a math equation. Focus on quality over quantity, and really try to feel what your body is needing instead having to fit into a certain number goal. I plan to go back to my older posts to add the nutrition information for those as well, so let me know if there are any specific recipes that you want to see that data for more than others, and I’ll work on those first.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this quick and easy Paleo Dill Pickle Dip for your next gathering. It’s guaranteed to be a popular one, because after all, who doesn’t love pickles? The crunchy pickle and onion bits in the smooth dip just makes it a perfect texture and you won’t be able to stop with just one scoop.

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

On game days and gatherings, this creamy and addicting dairy free and Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is just the thing all the pickle lovers will devour!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk or your milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed

Instructions

  1. Place blanched almond flour, coconut milk, dill pickle juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and sea salt in a high powdered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Fold in dill pickles, red onions, and dill weed. 

  3. Serve chilled with chips and vegetables. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a high powered blender, you may need to blend for up to 5 minutes or the texture might end up gritty.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Dill Pickle Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.