Big, Yummy and Heathy – Big Batch Broccoli Salad … with Avocado Lime Dressing

Yummy and delicious : ) That’s what my friend Mairi said when I served this, Big Batch Broccoli Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing to her last weekend 🙂 You know when someone asks for the recipe… it must be good.  I did have one advantage… Forever Fit member, Updesh Cheema, grew the broccoli in her garden!  She gave me a huge bowl of it so I created a recipe that uses lots of broccoli 🙂 I would have added cauliflower too but we didn’t have any, it was delicious anyway : )  It makes lots so you have it for days or you could take it to your next pot luck : ) Try it yourself and let me know what you think.

 Ps; This photo  is not mine, I “borrowed” it : ] Thats why you can see craisins and walnuts in it. ( although  that would taste good too: )  I just wanted to get this easy and delicious recipe out to you before the long weekend. I am working on a photo of my own, bear with me : )

Yield: 10 cups, which makes it a great dish for potluck or leftovers for the rest of the week!


2 heads broccoli, stems peeled
3 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
1 bunch finely chopped fresh cilantro
½ jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
½-3/4 cup feta cheese – omit/replace for vegan

1 avocado
2 Cloves of garlic
2 Limes, juiced
1/4 cup Olive oil
½ tsp Sea salt, more to taste
Pepper to taste


  1. Peel the broccoli stems
  2. Chop heads into small floretes
  3. Steam broccoli for about 3-4 min.(broccoli turns brighter green, don’t over cook!)
  4. Quickly immerse broccoli in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  5. Chop the broccoli by hand until desired texture.
  6. Add grated carrots
  7. Stir in the pumpkin seeds, minced jalapeno and feta if using
  8. Combine avocado, lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper in a jar or blender. Blend until well combined
  9. Add dressing to salad and season to taste.