Broccoli Basil Flax Cream Coulis

July 18, 2012

Author Notes: Summertime means basil, market vegetables, and a whole lotta fresh flavor.BubbleChild

Serves: about 4 dishes.


  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, plus 1/2 stem of broccoli, skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Soak 1 tbs. flax seed meal with 2 tbs. water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cook broccoli in boiling water for about 4-5 minutes, or until a fork is easily inserted. Remove from heat, strain, and set aside.
  3. In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute’ onion for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until edges have just started to brown. Remove from heat.
  4. In food processor, blend cooked broccoli, 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, flax seed goo, and cooked onions. When creamy texture forms, add fresh basil, salt, and pepper, and blend until as creamy as possible.
  5. Strain through a fine metal sieve for a creamy coulis, or simply use as-is for a more textured topping.

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Alexis T. June 3, 2016
This recipe doesn't specify quantity nor have any mention of basil...