Low-carb fried kale and broccoli salad

Low-carb fried kale and broccoli salad

Spicy fried kale, tangy mustard, creamy avocado, hard-boiled eggs, and garlic chips combined with a creamy mustard and mayonnaise dressing. Did we mention there’s broccoli too? Be prepared to fall in love with this low-carb salad!

Low-carb fried kale and broccoli salad

Spicy fried kale, tangy mustard, creamy avocado, hard-boiled eggs, and garlic chips combined with a creamy mustard and mayonnaise dressing. Did we mention there’s broccoli too? Be prepared to fall in love with this low-carb salad!
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 4 4 large egglarge eggs
  • water, ice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 2 garlic clove, thinly slicedgarlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter, for frying (optional)
  • 8 oz. 230 g broccoli, florets
  • 4 oz. 110 g kale, chopped
  • 2 (1 oz.) 2 (30 g) scallion, choppedscallions, chopped
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocado, pitted, and flesh slicedavocados, pitted, and flesh sliced
  • salt or pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch chili flakes
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Instructions

  1. Mix the mayonnaise and mustard together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place the eggs in a saucepan, and fill with water, about 1" (2.5 cm) higher than the eggs. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat, and leave in water to cook, based on preference: 10-12 minutes (hard-boiled), or 6-8 minutes (medium-boiled), or 5-6 minutes (soft-boiled). Meanwhile, set aside a bowl filled with ice-cold water.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, place eggs in the ice water bath for 3-5 minutes before peeling. Peel under running water and then slice into halves or quarters. Set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and fry until golden. Remove the garlic from the pan, and place on a paper towel to crisp. Save the garlic-infused oil in the pan.
  5. Increase the temperature to medium-high, add the butter (if using), and stir to combine with the olive oil. Add the broccoli, kale, and scallions. Using tongs, toss to coat and fry for about 5 minutes, or until slightly tender.
  6. Season the warm kale and broccoli salad with salt and pepper. Plate with the eggs, avocado, and mustard mayonnaise.
  7. Finish the dish with a pinch of red chili flakes, and fried garlic slices for extra flavor and crunch.

Tip

Baby kale or spinach makes the greens extra tender; buy them pre-washed to save on prep-time.

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11 comments

  1. Jared
    ...is there cabbage anywhere?
  2. Monika
    Looking at the photograph, I wonder what the round 'fried' or 'crisped' looking things with a hole in the middle are? Some kind of garnish? I didn't find anything in the recipe that would look like that, at least here in Canada where I live. Hints anyone?..... Anyway, it looks like a fine recipe and I'll try it.
  3. Scott
    @Monika, I believe that's the garlic.
  4. lisa
    EXCELLENT recipe! We can't get enough!
  5. Crystal
    This is my favorite Diet Doctor recipe. Filling, Delicious and Easy!
  6. John
    Scallions are in the ingredients list but are not mentioned in the instructions.
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Scallions are in the ingredients list but are not mentioned in the instructions.

    They are included in "vegetables" in step 5.

  8. Karene Tucker
    This recipe was very easy and also very filling and delicious. I saw that the scallions were listed but not included in the recipe. The picture shows they are a garnish on top so that is how we used them. This recipe is a keeper for my hubby and I.
  9. Dixie
    I wish the picture showed the vegetables more and not just the toppings. For me, this salad's use of cooked vegetables is interesting and I would love to see how they look when done. It sounds wonderful though and I will be making it.
  10. c05081983
    what keto whole-grain mustard do you recommnend?
    Reply: #11
  11. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    what keto whole-grain mustard do you recommnend?

    You will want to try to avoid brands with added sugar, etc.
    Our ingredients to avoid list should be helpful! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/ingredients-to-avoid

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