Broccoli, Avocado and Lime Salad

Broccoli, Avocado and Lime Salad


The beauty of this salad lies in its perfect simplicity. In the way that the creamy avocado melts against the ever-so-slightly crunchy broccoli, while the creamy tahini, lime, tamari dressing adds a deliciously soothing, slightly tangy, super creamy touch. This is healthy eating at its best. Simple, inexpensive ingredients thrown together in less than ten minutes to create something so healthy and nurturing, and most importantly so heavenly to taste. This salad has been a family favourite for years. It has all the best associations of summer and happiness and goes with everything. At the moment I love eating it with my pea and fennel salad, a kale salad, some hummus and sweet potato wedges but the list is really endless! Whichever way you eat it I promise you’ll love it.

Serves 4

– 3 ripe avocados

– 1 1/2  broccoli head

– a handful of fresh coriander (15g)

For the dressing

–  Juice of 3 limes (about 30ml juice)

– 2 tablespoons of tahini

– 3 tablespoons of olive oil

– 2 teaspoons of tamari (gluten free soy sauce)

– 2 teaspoons of honey or pure maple syrup

– a sprinkling of salt

Slice the broccoli into small, bite-sized pieces and steam them for about 7 minutes, until cooked but a little crunchy. Place to one side to cool.

Slice the avocados in half, peel their skin away and remove their stones. Then slice the flesh into small cubes.

Chop the coriander into tiny pieces and mix with the avocado and broccoli in a salad bowl. Then mix the salad dressing together by simply squeezing the limes then stirring everything together in a mug, once mixed pour it over the salad and then enjoy!


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  • Ina from limesandsmiles

    Just found your blog and find it so amazing that I voted for you at the Cosmo awards thing :) ps. I would like to follow you by blogger, do you have that? Ixx

    • Ella Woodward

      Thanks so much! I’m not sure that I do have blogger, what is it?

  • Alice

    Yum – totally voting for you at the cosmo blog awards – this blog is amazing! I’m trying to cut down on dairy so this may just be my new bible… x

    • Ella Woodward

      Thanks so much Alice, glad you like the blog!

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  • irene

    I just started the journey of your site!

    • ellawoodward

      That’s awesome, I hope you love it! :)

  • Anna

    Hiya.. Just wondering what your favourite packed lunches are? I’m at uni and not a massive fan of their hot lunches as I’m a bit health obsessed, nevermind how expensive they are! Making this with some brown rice for tomorrow :)
    Thank you

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Anna. For packed lunches I normally make big batches of quinoa and brown rice with apple cider vinegar/lime and salt and then do a big thing of roasted veg – things like sweet potato and squash cubes, so I throw a mix of that into a tupperwear with some raw veg – things like avocado, grated carrot, tomatoes and then some hummus/lentils/chickpeas/seeds for protein. Super easy and just takes 5 mins or so to put together! Hope that helps :)

  • Lynn D.

    What about the lime?

  • Katie

    Hey Ella, I absolutely love your site! So far all the recipes I’ve tried have been really delicious!! We had this salad yesterday and I dont know what it is about it but it tastes so heavenly and delicious even though its really just the simplest of ingredients! Thanks for your awesome recipes and inspiration x

  • The merrymaker sisters aka Emma + Carla

    Ohhh love the sounds of this easy + delish salad! We are going to try it! Just swap tamari for coconut aminoes!! YUM.

  • Sezz

    Just made this for dinner, having seen your post on Facebook today. Absolutely delicious. I’ve eaten nothing but your recipes for a week and have loved everything. Thank you :-)

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  • Michelle Bâby

    Hi Ella, Greetings from Chicago! We made the broccoli, acovcado & lime salad tonight and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for making all of your videos, too – my 5, 7 and 9 year old children are eating your delicious, healthy food because they LOVE to watch the videos and then want to participate in the meal preparation. Thank you for inspiring us all to eat healthier, and for the fun, quality, educational family time!