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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 Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

These vegan and paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries are so adorable to look at, easy to make, and are a healthy, delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day or any occasion!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

For me, Valentine’s Day (or any occasion for that matter) is all about having a great meal instead of the dessert being the highlight of the celebration. So if I do want to enjoy something sweet, I prefer something small that I can eat in a bite or 2, and I created this recipe with exactly that in mind.

Today, I’m putting a twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberries by putting the chocolate INSIDE, and the result is these Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries that may be just too adorable to eat. And best of all, the chocolate mousse is made with avocados, making this a healthy little treat though you’ll never know it.

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed StrawberriesPaleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

You do need a piping bag to make this recipe, especially if you want to make it pretty with the chocolate peaks coming out of the strawberries. But if you don’t have one, you can try to stuff the strawberries with a small spoon or a knife, and then cover it up with toppings of your choice.

I used a combination of shredded coconut flakes, chopped almonds, chopped goji berries, and chocolate chips to top the stuffed strawberries, and they all turned out so cute and so yummy. I highly recommend using some kind of nuts, because that crunchy texture is SO GOOD with the creamy mousse and tart strawberries.

You can also make these a day ahead and then refrigerate until they are ready to eat. It’s a perfect easy, bite-sized treat if you need something sweet and yummy!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 20 stuffed strawberries (approximate)
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These vegan and paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries are so adorable to look at, crazy easy to make, and are a healthy, delicious dessert for Valentine's Day or any occasion!

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Ingredients

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Stuffed Strawberries

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • Optional toppings: coconut flakes, crushed nuts, chocolate chips, chopped dried fruits

Instructions

  1. Halve the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a blender.

  2. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  3. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

  4. Cut the bottom end of the strawberries where the stems are attached, so they can stand upright.

  5. Use a knife or kitchen shears to cut an X at the tips of the strawberries about 2/3 of the way down. 

  6. Place the chocolate mousse in a piping bag with a tip of your choice.

  7. Pipe the chocolate mousse into each strawberry. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings, if using.

  8. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries
Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed strawberry)
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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!

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

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.

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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.