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Dr. Ben’s Dairy-Free Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe

Dr. Ben’s Dairy-Free Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe

This is a simple broccoli salad recipe that is wonderful to have on hand as a side dish to almost any meal. Feel free to customize it to your own liking.

Ingredients:

1 lb. whole broccoli

1 Haas avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped

8 slices cane sugar-free pepper bacon

½ cup avocado oil mayonnaise

¼ cup plain unsweetened Kite Hill almond milk yogurt (or your favorite plain unsweetened dairy-free yogurt)

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1½ teaspoons white wine vinegar

½ cup toasted sunflower seeds

½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds

¼ cup dried cranberries

¼ cups diced red onion

1 medium shallot, finely diced

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

1 teaspoon of your favorite locally made hot sauce

Instructions:

On a large cutting board, cut broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain and chop into bacon bits. In small mixing bowl, whisk mayo, yogurt, maple syrup, vinegar, and hot sauce. In large mixing bowl, add broccoli and avocado. Then, add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, red onion, shallot and bacon. Poor over dressing and toss until dressing is evenly distributed, adding salt and pepper while coating. Chill in fridge for one hour. Serve chilled in small bowls.

 

Dr. Ben’s Guacamole Recipe

Dr. Ben’s Guacamole Recipe

This is a simple guacamole recipe that I’ve developed over the years, heavy on shallot and lime. Feel free to customize it to your own liking.

Ingredients:

3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled

1 lime, juiced

½ teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt

½ teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper

1 medium shallot, diced

1 teaspoon of favorite locally made hot sauce

Instructions:

In a large bowl add the scooped avocado pulp, lime juice and hot sauce, then toss to coat. Add the salt, pepper, and shallot, then mash with a potato masher, causing the juices from the shallot to infuse throughout the guacamole. Serve chilled.