15-Minute Broccoli Salad with Avocado

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If you're looking for healthy recipes to add to your weekly menu planning to help you get in shape in time for summer, this broccoli salad with avocado is a must-try. The broccoli is cooked ever so slightly to ensure it retains its crunch without being too difficult to digest, and pairing it with something fatty and wonderful like avocado makes this one of the most delicious salad recipes you'll ever consume. Also? It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. Easy, peasy.

Sometimes simple is best. This is when you get to taste the most flavour from each and every ingredient. And get to discover subtle combinations that work beautifully together. That’s definitely the case when it comes to this broccoli salad with avocado.

Sometimes it’s not easy finding something exciting to do with broccoli. It’s terrific roasted, and commonly stir-fried. But when eaten raw, it can be hard on the tummy. And lightly steamed seems…well…boring.

But when it’s paired with something fatty and wonderful, like avocado, it begins to sing. And broccoli is insanely good for you. Broccoli is in the cruciferous vegetable family — and that family contains immune building, cancer-fighting properties and powerful antioxidants, like vitamin C. It’s also high in calcium and vitamin K, incredibly high in fibre, and its high levels of folate helps support the nervous system. Broccoli really is one of the healthiest vegetables you can consume.

If you're looking for healthy recipes to add to your weekly menu planning to help you get in shape in time for summer, this broccoli salad with avocado is a must-try. The broccoli is cooked ever so slightly to ensure it retains its crunch without being too difficult to digest, and pairing it with something fatty and wonderful like avocado makes this one of the most delicious salad recipes you'll ever consume. Also? It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. Easy, peasy.

Because raw broccoli is not tolerated by everyone, this salad has it cooked just slightly. It still retains its crunchy nature, but is now easier to digest.

Personally, I can sit down and eat an entire head of broccoli, practically, when it comes to this salad.

Broccoli Avocado Salad
 
The simplicity of this salad makes it really fast to put together, and allows the subtle flavours to really sing.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1-4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ - 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets, lightly steamed or blanched
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 3 Tbsp decent extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine or raw cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon
  • small handful roasted almonds
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • pinch chili flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Toss cooled broccoli with avocado.
  2. Combine olive oil, vinegar and dijon in a small bowl.
  3. Stir everything together, and throw in almonds.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and optional chili flakes.

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If you're looking for healthy recipes to add to your weekly menu planning to help you get in shape in time for summer, this broccoli salad with avocado is a must-try. The broccoli is cooked ever so slightly to ensure it retains its crunch without being too difficult to digest, and pairing it with something fatty and wonderful like avocado makes this one of the most delicious salad recipes you'll ever consume. Also? It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. Easy, peasy.And if you’re looking for more delicious recipes to add to your weekly meal plan, please follow our Food board where we share all kinds of yummy ideas!



Sara Bradford
Sara Bradford
Sara Bradford is as passionate about her cocktails and duck fat as she is about green smoothies. And thinks real, whole, awesome food should taste delicious no matter what. A culinary nutritionist who takes (and leads) group cleanses by storm -- all the while knowing the most toxic ingredient is guilt. Her company’s work at Nourish ~ Real Food allows her to wade through the nutrition b.s. by providing hilarious wisdom and delicious recipes.