This Healthy Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is made without mayo, but it’s still oh so creamy! It comes together in just minutes thanks to the food processor. And it’s the perfect fresh veggies side dish for simple dinners and bbq’s. It’s gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and vegan so it works for almost everyone as well. It’s a long time favorite of ours and I hope it turns into a new favorite in your household too!
1 pound broccoli (2 small heads)
1/2 pound carrots, peeled
1 pound red grapes, quartered
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt, more or less to taste
Cut the broccoli crowns away from the stems, then peel the stems of the broccoli and cut them into small pieces. Place the broccoli crowns and peeled stems in a food processor fitted with a chopping blade and pulse in 2 batches until small bite sized pieces remain. Set aside in a big bowl.
Fit the food processor with the grater attachment and grate the carrots. Set aside with the broccoli. Add the grapes and toasted pumpkin seeds and toss together.
Rinse the bowl and place it back on the base with the chopping blade for the dressing. Peel the avocados and remove the pit. Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until mostly smooth.
Toss dressing with the salad and serve. Salad can be refrigerated for a few hours.
To make this recipe completely raw, leave the pumpkin seeds un-toasted.
- Category: Salad
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe, Broccoli Salad without mayo, Raw Broccoli Avocado Salad, Broccoli Salad Avocado Dressing