Chopped Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This sassy salad is party perfect and fit for a crowd! Making it on a smaller scale?
Featuring a tasty medley of broccoli, cauliflower, corn, and chickpeas, this chopped cauliflower broccoli salad with creamy avocado dressing is ready to rock your portable lunch game. Perfect for parties, potlucks, picnics, and a tasty on-the-go lunch
Ingredients
FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1.5 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup cooked corn (fresh, canned, or steamed from frozen)
  • 15 oz canned chickpeas drained + rinsed
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion or to taste
  • 2 TBSP chopped green onion
  • garnish with fresh parsley for an optional topping

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1.5 ripe avocado*
  • 1/2 cup quality mayo
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice (extra to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash and chop your veggies and toss 'em all together!
  • For the corn, steam or sauté if using fresh or frozen. If using canned, simply drain and rise. I opted for frozen corn + lightly steamed.
  • Next toss all your dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend until perfectly smooth and creamy. Feel free to add any extra salt/pepper/spices to taste. A blender or immersion blender may also be used with great results!
  • Toss your veggies in about 1/4 of the dressing adding extra as desired. You may want a little, or a lot! The dressing keeps marvelously refridgerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  •  save the remaining avocado to top on your salad or save it for a snack! I face planted into mine with a sprinkle of sea salt and a spoon.
  • Making it for later? You totally can! I like to keep my chopped veggies and avocado dressing in separate containers in the fridge and combine before serving. 
  • Leftovers? I didn't know how they'd hold up once mixed the following day but I loved the leftovers here! Since the veggies soaked up the dressing partially, I just added a bit more before diving back in. Easy peasy!
  • See post below for special diets and swaps, including a tasty vegan version of the dressing!