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Pick-Me-Up Broccolini, Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing Recipe

Broccolini, Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

This delightful salad is an explosion of plant-based protein, gut-loving fibre, healthy fats and a whole slew of vitamins and minerals that really does leave you with extra pep in your step! Plus, you’ll love the miso dressing!

Serves: 1–2



  • Dressing
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp brown-rice vinegar
  • Juice ½ lime
  • Sea salt, to taste

  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 3 handfuls baby spinach
  • ½ large avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Chilli flakes, to serve
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Blanch broccolini in boiling water for only 1 min, then drain.
  3. Combine broccolini with remaining salad ingredients, add dressing and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with chilli flakes.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.