This wholesome broccoli salad is recent, tasty and crunchy……topped off by a lush creamy dressing. No mayo and dairy-free this salad is a more healthy model of your conventional broccoli salad however nonetheless tastes scrumptious! This broccoli salad is Paleo, Whole30 and Vegan. (This wholesome broccoli salad recipe was initially revealed on Love Meals Nourish in December 2018)
It’s beautiful and crunchy! It has the right quantity of crunch from the broccoli and sunflower seeds.
The currants give this salad a pure sweetness which is good – not too candy.
The creamy goodness from the avocado and creamy cashew dressing that tops the salad off properly and tastes sooo good!
This wholesome broccoli salad makes an incredible a aspect for dinner or to take to a potluck or get pleasure from as is for a wholesome lunch.
Just a few easy components are thrown collectively in a bowl however all blended collectively they style scrumptious!
Broccoli is one in every of my favorite greens, it not solely tastes nice however it’s a good dairy-free supply of calcium and a very good supply of nutritional vitamins C and Ok (supply).
Further Recipe Suggestions
This broccoli salad works greatest with both steaming or blanching the broccoli. Steaming the broccoli preserves the vitamins within the broccoli the perfect. Blanching is one other quick-cooking choice that solely barely cooks the broccoli, this preserves its crunchiness and by plunging it into icy water you possibly can protect the brilliant inexperienced color.
How you can steam Broccoli:
In a saucepan carry a few inches of water to the boil. Insert a steamer basket excessive of the water ensuring the water doesn’t seep by means of. Add the broccoli florets and canopy with a lid.
Flip right down to a medium warmth and simmer for 2-3 minutes till the broccoli is just barely tender and nonetheless has its vibrant inexperienced color. For this salad I prefer it to be fairly crunchy so when you desire the broccoli to be extra tender prepare dinner for an additional 1-2 minutes. Take away and put aside.
How you can blanch Broccoli:
Get a bowl, fill with chilly water and add a handful of ice. Fill a pot with water, carry to the boil and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Add the broccoli florets and prepare dinner for 1.5 – 2minutes till solely very barely tender.
Take away the broccoli, drain the boiling water and plunge the florets instantly into the bowl of iced water. This halts the cooking course of. Drain if you prepared to make use of the broccoli.
For different tasty salad recipes you might wish to strive:
Beetroot, Avocado & Quinoa Salad with Spiced Walnuts & Mint
Candy Potato & Feta Salad with Pomegranate & Pecans
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1 cup broccoli reduce into florets
1/2 pink onion, diced
1/2 cup dried blackcurrants
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 avocado chopped into small chunks
Creamy Cashew “Tacky” Dressing
1/2 cup uncooked cashews *soaked
2 Tbspn water – Add extra to get thinner consistency if desired
1 Tbspn almond milk unsweetened
1 Tbspn olive oil
1 Tbspn lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tspn dietary yeast
salt and pepper to style
Add cashew nuts to a bowl and sufficient heat water to cowl them, cowl bowl and allow them to sit for 10 minutes whilst you make the remainder of the salad. Alternatively you should use cashews that you’ve soaked in a single day.
In a saucepan carry a few inches of water to the boil. Insert a steamer basket excessive of the water ensuring the water doesn’t seep by means of. Add the broccoli florets and canopy with a lid. Flip right down to a medium warmth and simmer for 2-3 minutes till the broccoli is just barely tender and nonetheless vibrant inexperienced. Take away and put aside.
Add the broccoli and the entire components for the salad into a big salad bowl.
Make the cashew dressing. Add the soaked cashews and the rest of the components right into a excessive pace blender and blitz till easy. Whether it is too thick add extra water to get the consistency you need. Add salt and pepper to style.
Pour the dressing over the salad and blend by means of the all of the components till they’re all blended up and have an excellent coating of dressing by means of the salad. You’ll have some dressing leftover, in that case retailer in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 5 days.
For additional data on blanching or steaming broccoli for this salad please see the extra notes within the weblog publish.
Yield 6 Serving Dimension 1
Quantity Per Serving Energy 184Complete Fats 14gSaturated Fats 2gSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 9gSugar 1gProtein 5g
This dietary data is an estimate solely and is offered as a courtesy to readers. It was auto-generated based mostly on serving dimension, variety of servings, and typical data for the components listed within the recipe card. Please be at liberty to make use of your most well-liked vitamin calculator. Please seek the advice of your physician about any particular dietary necessities.