Vegan Broccoli Salad

by Mary on October 29, 2017

Vegan broccoli salad

Broccoli salad seems like such a good idea but I’m not a big fan of eating a lot of broccoli raw. So I decided to make it with the broccoli steamed just enough to soften it a little. Bingo!

I accidentally dressed the broccoli before steaming it and I like the way it turned out. Some of the Vegenaise soaked off the broccoli but the remainder steamed into it very well. Copy my serendipitous mistake or steam the broccoli first as in the recipe I adapted, PCC Broccoli Waldorf.

I used Sunview Jumbo Organic Black Raisins which are my favorite. Between the raisins and the sweet cherry tomatoes I didn’t add any sugar and didn’t miss it. This served four with leftovers as a main course.

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Broccoli Salad
 
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Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings as main course
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs. broccoli, crowns cut or broken into small pieces, stems peeled and cut into small pieces.
  • 1 cup Vegenaise made with grapeseed oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, stemmed
  • ½ cup black raisins
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Prepare broccoli. Mix with Veganaise.
  2. Steam in a very small amount of water until somewhat softened but not fully cooked, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix.

 

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Jo October 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Not normally a broccoli fan, but your picture makes it look so beautiful–I may have to try! And the idea of dressing first, then steaming is very intriguing. Will report back if I become a broccoli convert!

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Mary October 30, 2017 at 1:46 am

Thanks Jo. I hope you do give it a try. The raisins, cherry tomatoes and sunflower seeds do add a lot to it so it so it’s more than just broccoli. I have a goal to eat at least one serving of cruciferous vegetable every day. They are so good for cancer prevention and other things.

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Deborah Brooks October 31, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Adding in raisins is something fun and new!
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Mary October 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm

We like it that way. I’m kind of a sucker for adding raisins to recipes.

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Rachel Frutkin November 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm

I LOVE broccoli salad. My husband does, too. My kids? Notsomuch.
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:17 am

Well keep offering the veggies, my kids gradually came to enjoy more and more foods, even through the teenage years and beyond.

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Deborah Brooks November 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm

I have been kind of obsessed with broccoli lately. Love the addition of the raisins
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:16 am

That’s a good obsession to have, especially at this time of year when there starts to be so much unhealthy food around!

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Anna November 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Lots of flavour and colour! My family would love this!
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:18 am

Give it a try, I hope they will!

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Kimberly Hatting November 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm

This sounds good…broccoli is always tasty, and the raisins sound like a great add-in. I bet craisins would also work?
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:15 am

I’m sure they would!

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Kimberly G November 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm

This looks delicious! Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables and this recipe is a great way to amp up the flavor.
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:15 am

Thanks Kimberly! I hope you will give it a try!

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Andrea November 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Loooove broccoli and definitely trying this one.

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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:14 am

I hope you will like it!

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Michelle November 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Broccoli is one of my favorites and the added bonus is my kids like it too! This recipe looks like a good one!
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:14 am

Oh I’m glad your kids like broccoli, that must make your mom heart happy!

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Marcia November 6, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Broccoli is my fave and I love it in a salad! I’ll bet the raisins add a nice sweetness! What a great idea to steam it.

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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:14 am

That’s the way I like it, LOL! When I’m cooking I get to make it my way!

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Jenn November 7, 2017 at 12:54 am

Looks great! I do love raw broccoli so would be just fine with it as is!
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:13 am

Well try it that way then! How does the rest of your family like it?

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Wendy November 7, 2017 at 1:28 am

It’s always great to find a new way to eat broccoli! Sounds yummy.
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 2:12 am

Yes it’s always good to add to the cruciferous veggie repertoire.

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Coco November 7, 2017 at 5:40 am

Oh, I love raisins in a salad like this! Steaming the broccoli was a great idea – I might try it roasted too.
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Mary November 7, 2017 at 5:49 am

I wouldn’t have thought of that, let me know how it is! I roast cauliflower all the time but somehow I almost never roast broccoli.

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