Vegan Broccoli Salad

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I always try to find new ways to squeeze healthy vegetables into my diet with unique, delicious recipes. This Vegan Broccoli Salad is a summer favorite from my home growing up. It may sound a bit bizarre: broccoli, raisins, mayonnaise, and pecans? Trust me, the combination is delicious. And it gets better and better the longer it sits. So feel free to make this salad a day ahead of time and let the marinade tenderize the broccoli.

Super Broccoli 

Broccoli is a superfood in the cruciferous vegetable family. Loaded with phytochemicals, antioxidants, and phenolics, eating more broccoli can help reduce the risk of disease and improve overall health. This salad is one way to enjoy this mighty immune-boosting vegetable.

The Struggle of Holiday Parties

Whenever I am invited to parties or dinners at friends’ houses, I know that the pickins will be slim for me. Most parties feature all kinds of rich, unhealthy foods. These high-fat, mostly meat options used to make me avoid potlucks and parties, especially while cleansing.

I have learned a few recipes, like this Vegan Broccoli Salad, that allow me to attend a party and bring a delicious dish everyone will love. Planning ahead and bringing something for yourself is a great way to still enjoy festive gatherings without feeling guilty on the way home. The best part is, there are enough great options that no one will question what you bring to share and most people won’t even notice if you don’t eat much of the other offerings.

So if you are headed to a holiday party, mix up this crowd-pleasing Vegan Broccoli Salad!

Make it a Meal

Looking for a main course to please a crowd? Try this Baked Ziti with Sausage!

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Vegan Broccoli Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: Chill for at least 1 hour
Yield:8-10 servings

Ingredients

For the Salad

8 cups chopped broccoli

1 cup raisins or golden raisins

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped

For the Dressing

1 package silken tofu

4 garlic cloves minced

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons agave nectar

1 cup vegan mayo

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a food processor and mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  2. Mix broccoli, raisins, onion, and pecans in a large bowl.
  3. Add dressing and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and chill for an hour (up to overnight) before serving.

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