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Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad Recipe

A creamy, crunchy, zesty vegan broccoli salad with a tangy dressing. A great side dish to make and bring to any gathering! This healthy salad is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: salads
Keyword: cashew broccoli, gluten free, grain free, healthy, high protein, oil free, quinoa, quinoa salad, salad, vegan
Servings: 1 -2 servings
Author: Remy

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp miso paste use a soy-free miso if necessary
  • juice of 1/2 a fresh lime
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter or tahini, or similar neutral nut/seed butter
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • water as needed

Salad

  • 1-2 cups blanched broccoli
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • handful toasted cashews for garnish

Optional

  • chili and sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil in dressing

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients until smooth and emulsified. Add water as needed to thin to reach desired consistency.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss broccoli, bean sprouts and quinoa with dressing until evenly coated. Use a light hand so as not to crush the quinoa. Top with cashews for garnish, and additional seeds!
  • See, I told ya it was easy : )

Notes

Secrets to Success

  • The thing I love about this vegan side dish is that it’s easily customizable to add additional raw vegetables and toppings if desired. Red onion, green onions, sunflower seeds, dried fruit like golden raisins or dried cranberries. Feel free to add additional ingredients as you desire! Play around, get creative, and see what you like! 
  • You could add a bit of maple syrup to the dressing for added sweetness if you’re looking for a sweet and savory sort of dish.  

Serving Tips

Serve this vegan broccoli salad as a side dish alongside your favorite mains, or bring it as the perfect appetizer to potlucks, summer BBQs, or other family gatherings. It’s the perfect side dish that can be made the night before for easy meal prep. 

Storage Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. The flavor sets and gets more delicious the next day!