Easy, Healthy Spinach & Broccoli Salad Recipe

healthy spinach & broccoli salad

If you’re like me, you’ll agree that the best part of any salad is the dressing. 😉 With this salad, you’ll get your healthy greens like the broccoli and spinach, but you’ll also get a light, tasty (and also healthy!) dressing. It’s important that the dressing matches the “clean-eating” of the salad so it doesn’t completely defeat the purpose of eating a healthy meal. 


healthy spinach & broccoli salad

The dressing is a refreshing combo of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper. They are all incredibly simple ingredients that make for a perfectly zesty dressing when combined. And they compliment the vegetables in this salad nicely. Other than the broccoli and spinach, this salad also consists of carrots and onions for some extra flavor and crunch.

 
A few pulses with my food processor gets me nicely chopped vegetables in less than a minute! So, I highly suggest using one when it comes time to chop the onions and carrots. Here’s a link to the Ninja chopper I love to use at home all the time.
healthy spinach & broccoli salad

​With this easy, healthy spinach & broccoli salad, I promise it won’t feel like a chore trying to eat clean! Especially when you top it off with some sliced avocado for some healthy fat and even more delicious flavor. With all the different diets and lifestyle choices in this world today, I think this salad will fit in well with almost all of them! And for those of you who are still eating carbs, you can definitely make this as a side salad for your pasta dinner. 😉


THIS SALAD WOULD MAKE A GREAT SIDE DISH TO THESE MEALS!

  1. Creamy Chicken & Bacon Pasta
  2. Perfectly Crispy Baked Tofu
  3. Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells

Easy, Healthy Spinach & Broccoli Salad Recipe

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Calories

155

kcal

With this salad, you’ll get your healthy greens like broccoli and spinach, but you’ll also get a light, tasty and refreshing dressing to top it off!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • 2 heads of broccoli

  • 8 oz baby carrots

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 1 Tbs olive oil

  • 1/2 Tbs vinegar

  • 1/2 Tbs lemon juice

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1 avocado, sliced (for topping)

Directions

  • Cut broccoli into florets and place in a large bowl
  • Add the spinach and mix
  • Pulse the carrots and onions in a food processor until chopped
  • Add the chopped carrots and onions to the bowl with the broccoli and spinach
  • In a separate small bowl prepare the dressing by mixing the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper until well blended
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well
  • Serve with avocado as desired

Notes

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container


Calories155

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
  • Sodium 537mg 23%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 622mg 18%
  • Total Carbohydrate 13.7g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 6.5g 26%
    • Sugars 4.2g
  • Protein 3.6g 8%
  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 9%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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