One of the toughest parts about being paleo/primal is not getting sick of your veggies and sadly there just doesn’t seem to be enough veggie recipes out there. Where are the sides? It’s seems like it’s all about the meat. Salad? Salad salad salad. I feel like when you’re first starting out paleo/primal that’s all you eat and it’s easy to get sick of it. This paleo broccoli salad is a way to add some variety to your salad routine. I’ve made this quite a few times and I’ve had to tweak a few things, but I think I’ve come to a place where I really like it. One suggestion I think makes this side super tasty is to chose a light honey. Darker honey seems to have a stronger flavor, and I just find it sticks out too much.
This is a perfect side to make a big batch of and dip into all week, or to bring to work.
- Fry up your bacon, and be sure to add an extra piece in the skillet for snacking. (cooking is hard work you know)
- To blanch your broccoli, cut and wash all your broccoli and then put it in a metal colander and steam it over boiling water for a few minutes just to turn it nice and bright green.
- Throw everything else into a large bowl and mix well. Let it sit for an hour and then enjoy. Should last up to 4 days in the fridge depending on how fresh your broccoli is.
- One recipe I keep going back to for paleo friendly mayo is Nom Nom Paleo's Mayo recipe She's even got a video to make learning how to make your own mayo super easy.