broccoli salad ||a hearty vegan salad

broccoli salad starts with an amazing healthy base of broccoli florets, then traditionally is covered in fattening mayo, which is certainly not vegan friendly.brocc salad 1.jpeg

i can’t say i LOVE raw broccoli, but i sure love the benefits of this veggie. therefore i paired it with crunchy, sweet toppings, + tossed it with a naturally sweet dairy-free dressing that is less rich, but just as satisfying.

all assembled under 30 minutes. god, i love eating plant based. doesn’t get much easier than raw veggies + fruits.

Vegan Broccoli Salad
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for salad
  1. 2 heads of broccoli (cut in florets)
  2. 5 stalks of celery diced
  3. 1 green apple diced
  4. 1/4 cup of chopped almonds
  5. 1/4 cup dried cranberries
for dressing
  1. 1/4 cup of reduced fat vegan mayo
  2. 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  3. 1.5 tbsp of agave nectar (i use the five calorie option from Madhava Sweeteners)
  4. pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. slice + dice all the ingredients for the salad + place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. whisk together dressing ingredients + pour over salad.
  3. toss together to mix well + chill before serving.
Notes
  1. Optional: add red onion, scallion, more fruit, sub walnuts/pecans, etc.
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enjoy!

you’ll be seeing a lot more salad recipes in the next coming weeks (in addition to some holiday goodies i’m sure!) why? just putting something together that’s all….

happy thursday, kale-ers.

 

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