Awesome Summer Salad


Broccoli salad with avocado dressing

• 1 head broccoli, about 1 lb/500g
• 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
• 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped red onion
• 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped fresh basil
• 3 cups (750 mL) mixed spring greens
• 2 tbsp (25 mL) slivered almonds, toasted

• 1 ripe but firm avocado
• 1/4 cup (50 mL) sodium reduced vegetable broth
• 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh lime juice
• 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar or fresh lime juice
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper

1. Cut stalks off of broccoli. Chop broccoli top into small bite size pieces and place in large bowl. Peel stalks and chop into bite size pieces; add to bowl. Add red pepper, onion and basil; toss together.
2. Avocado Dressing: In another bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Stir in vegetable broth, lime juice, vinegar, garlic and pepper until smooth. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat evenly.
3. Sprinkle greens over platter and spoon broccoli mixture over top. Sprinkle with almonds to serve.

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