Vibrant Broccoli and Avocado Salad Recipe

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This salad is spectacular!!!

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Servings: 10


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  • 5 c. fresh uncooked broccoli tops, proportioned equally
  • 1 carrot, shaved
  • 1/2 c. red onion, small diced
  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • zest of 1 lemon, juice of half
  • 1/2 c. light mayo
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 c. gourmet cheddar cheese blend
  • 1/2. c. cooked bacon crumbles
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Blanch and Shock broccoli in lightly salted water and ice cold water.
  2. Pat broccoli dry, breaking into bite sized pieces, proportionate to one another, cutting larger ones as necessary.
  3. In a large bowl, extract from skin and mash avocado with potato masher.
  4. Add zest and juice from half of lemon. Add mayo, sugar and vinegar. Blend until creamy and almost smooth.
  5. Shave in carrot and stir in onions.
  6. Fold in broccoli, cheese and bacon. Check seasonings. Allow 5 minutes for flavors to marry before serving or refrigerate until ready to use.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 81g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 128  
Calories from Fat 101 79%
Total Fat 11.43g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 6%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Potassium 203mg 6%
Total Carbs 6.46g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 7%
Sugars 3.27g 2%
Protein 1.27g 2%
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  • Smokinhotchef
    This recipe can be made vegetarian by simply omitting the bacon or replacing it with soy bacon. Additionally, the light mayo may be substituted with vegan sour cream and the cheese with a vegan replacement and the recipe can become vegan!! No one should miss out on this deliciousness!
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