Broccoli with Sardine-Cheese Dip

Today's recipe is going to be...or wait!...let's not call it recipe. This post is going to be as short and swift as the time it took to prepare this little broccoli snack.

sandwich spread, a sardine and ricotta cheese filling and now, a dip. Sweet! No, it's savory! But the idea is sweet, isn't it? Chunks of fish and cheese on steamed broccoli.

Broccoli with Sardine-Cheese Dip
2-3 cups of broccoli florets
2 cans of sardines (my favorite is Crown Prince Brisling Sardines, sometimes switching between King Oscar brand, or Wild Planet)
4-6 tbsp (or more, if you want more cheese to sardine ratio) Trader Joes brand ricotta cheese
6-8 sprigs of cilantro, finely chopped
Fresh ground black pepper

Directions: Steam broccoli for 5mins, set aside (Note: I prefer to steam my vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower. You can also use raw carrots and celery but make sure they are rinsed and cleaned properly). In a deep mixing bowl, mash up the sardines (option: use canned tuna), then add ricotta cheese and mix well. When evenly mixed, add the cilantro, mix again, then add freshly ground black pepper. Dip the steamed broccoli into the sardine-cheese mixture, and enjoy. [Vegetarian]: omit the canned sardines/tuna. Mix finely chopped fresh herbs and ground black pepper into the cheese.

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