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Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad

A hearty healthy cherry almond broccoli salad loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients.

Broccoli, cherries, almonds, avocado and bacon (thrown in for good measure, not the antioxidants, obviously) come together to make an incredibly tasty salad with wonderful flavor and texture.

Cherries are so delicious right now. We totally recommend adding them to any meal you decide to whip up. Yes, our normal summer cherry addiction is in full swing. Just be sure you have a great cherry pitter. We got pretty lucky when we started making this healthy cherry almond broccoli salad.

Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad

From the plump juicy cherries and crisp bacon to the crunchy almonds and broccoli florets, this is one of the best salads we’ve ever had. The dressing is even made “skinny” by swapping out mayo with avocado. You get a lovely creaminess that melds so well with all of the other ingredients. You’d never guess this deliciousness is so super healthy!

Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad

HEALTHY CHERRY ALMOND BROCCOLI SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • For the dressing:
  • ½ large peeled avocado
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water + more as needed for desired consistency
  • For the salad:
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and diced
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, cut into very small florets (about 2 medium heads)
  • 2 cups cherries, seeded and halved
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup almonds, coarsely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, broccoli, cherries, onion and almonds. Gradually stir in all of the avocado dressing. Enjoy! Makes great leftovers and will last a couple of days in the fridge covered or in a large baggie.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 162 Fat: 12.2g Saturated fat: 2.1g Carbohydrates: 11.6gSugar: 5.7g Sodium: 150.3mg Fiber: 2.5g Protein: 4.4g Cholesterol: 5.5mg

Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad

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