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

by | Apr 5, 2021 | Cooking, Diet, Nutrition | 0 comments

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.


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


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.



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