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Broccoli Salad

Wholesome Broccoli Salad

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCategory
This easy, scrumptious broccoli salad is great as a meal on its own or it can be served as a side dish. For a meat-free version, leave the bacon out and add more mushrooms.


 3 Broccoli, heads, Separated into small, bite-size florets
 6 Black Mushrooms, Large, sliced lengthways (not diced)
 1 tsp Fresh Oregano
 4 cups Baby Spinach
 ½ cup Mature Cheddar, cut into chunks
 ¼ cup Almonds, Toasted (Dry Roasted) & Sliced
 ¼ cup Cashews, Toasted (Dry Roasted)
 2 tbsp Chives, Freshly Chopped
 ¼ cup Pomegranate Seeds
 1 avocado
 1 tbsp Organic Butter
 Fresh Lemon / Lime Juice
 1 Packet Chunked or Strip Bacon
  cup Bayo Mayo
 1 tsp Dijon, Wholegrain Mustard
 Himalayan Pink Salt
 Freshly Ground Black Pepper



In a medium pot, bring 1 cup salted water to the boil. While waiting for the water to boil.
Prepare a large bowl with ice water.


Add broccoli florets to the boiling water and blanch steam until still crunchy, stirring after a minute to be sure the florets on the top are moved to the bottom heat (about 1 – 2 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon and place into the iced water. When cool, drain the florets into a colander and set aside making sure they are dry prior to assembling the salad.


Heat the butter in a frying pan. Add the oregano and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and fry for 5 minutes. The mushrooms must still hold their shape and not be limp. Drain the mushrooms of their liquid and set aside. Make sure the mushrooms are well drained and cooled prior to assembly.


In a large salad bowl, add the baby spinach, broccoli florets, chopped chives and cooked mushrooms. Toss well. Sprinkle the cheese, nuts, bacon and pomegranate seeds on top.


In a medium bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Halve the avo and slice thinly.
Squeeze fresh lemon/ lime juice over the avo to maintain its colour and fan on top of the salad just prior to serving. Drizzle the dressing over the ensemble and enjoy!

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