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Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad

Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad recipe made with simple ingredients such as fresh blueberries, carrots, sweet dried apricots, toasted almonds and crispy sunflower seeds. This natural, vegan and dairy-free broccoli has no mayo, is tossed in a mild tahini dressingtable, and is ideal for summer parties or meal prep!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Feodora Nastashia

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 5-6 cups fresh broccoli florets (from 1 head of broccoli), VERY finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup shredded or matchstick cut carrots
  • ½ cup chopped dried turkish apricots (look for no sulfur added) or sub dried cherries/cranberries
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds*
  • ¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons drippy tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice)
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water, to thin dressing
  • ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Step 1

  • In a large bowl, add finely chopped broccoli, blueberries, carrots, diced apricots, red onion, cilantro, parsley, toasted almonds and sunflower seeds. Set aside.

Step 2

  • Make the dressing by whisking together the following ingredients in a small bowl: tahini, lemon juice, water, maple syrup, garlic and salt and pepper. Immediately drizzle over salad and toss to combine. Garnish with extra toasted almonds and cilantro. Serve immediately or place in the fridge for later. Salad will keep well up to 5 days and is great when made ahead of time.

Notes

To toast your almonds: Position sliced almonds in a skillet over moderate heat. Use a wooden spoon to stir the almonds until they get nice and gold. This should require 3-6 minutes. Once done, remove from heat and transfer to a plate to cool.