Vegan Broccoli Salad
I share this recipe as a delicious way to serve up raw broccoli. I have used sunflower seeds and raw almonds. But you could use any nuts you like. For the dressing I have listed the quantities that I like. But you might like it with a bit more of a kick, and want to add in a bit more vinegar, lemon juice and sweetener. But this blend struck a nice tangy balance for me. If you are allergic to nuts, you could use soy bacon bits to jazz up this salad instead of blanched almonds. This adds in a splash of color. But I love the lush green color that stands alone. If it is just an allergy to almonds, cashews work really well too. Traditional mayonnaise or soy mayonnaise can be substituted for the cashew mayonnaise that I have used. Obviously, it would yield a dressing of a slightly different personality. Just play around with the vinegar quantities and it will still taste delicious. The secret to the success of this salad is chopping the broccoli into really small bite size pieces. That way, you can grab the perfect bite with every lift of the fork – with a well coated piece of broccoli, celery, and seeds that creates a crunchy tangy taste sensation.
6 cups organic broccoli
2 cups scallions/spring onions
2 cups celery
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds soaked and dehydrated
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds soaked and dehydrated
1 cup organic blanched almonds chopped up into slithers
1 cup raw vegan mayonnaise
2 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 Tbsp agave nectar
Chop up the broccoli, celery, and spring onions into small bite size pieces.
Pulse the almonds in the food processor or cut into slithers.
Throw the dressing ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Toss through half of the dressing and then add gradually until dressed for your success! YUM!