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Vegan Broccoli Salad with Creamy Hemp Dressing

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Category: vegan, salad, keto
  • Method: tossed
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad is so good, you won’t even realize it is vegan! Tossed in a creamy Hemp Dressing- it is easy, healthy and full of flavor! Vegan and Keto!


Ingredients

Herby Creamy Hemp Dressing:

  • 1 cup hemp seeds (or sub 1/2 cup cashews)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2  tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice ( 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoon Apple Cider vinegar (or other pale vinegar)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional but tasty!)
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ( or dill or basil, or a combo- and chives are nice too)

Broccoli Salad:

  • 8 ounces chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced or diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced and quartered radishes (watermelon radishes are pretty)
  • 1 cup sliced (or matchstick) salad turnips ( or sub sliced Turkish cucumber)

Garnishes: sunflower seeds or hemp seeds, avocado, sprouts, fresh Italian parsley leaves


Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: Place dressing ingredients (except parsly) in a blender and blend until very smooth. If you need a tablespoon more of water to get the blender going- so be it. Add the Parsley. Blend until chopped. Place in the fridge -this is best chilled. You can make this ahead, will last 3-4 days refrigerated. See notes below for cashews.
  2. Make the salad: Finely chop the broccoli and place in a large bowl -you should have about 4 cups. (Broccoli stems are ok, as long as they are finely chopped.) Add the cabbage, radishes, onion, turnips.
  3. Add most of the dressing (you will not need all- BUT at the same time, you want this really creamy and coated very generously!)  Season the salad with more salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Before serving sprinkle with hemp or sunflower seeds, add sprouts, parsley leaves and avocado if you like.

Notes

Salad will keep 2-3 days in the fridge ( without the avocado).

THE DRESSING WILL MAKE MORE THAN YOU NEED for the salad, but I doubled it here so it blends more easily in a blender.

CASHEW SUB: If subbing cashews, blend cashews and water first until creamy. Then add remaining ingredeints. This works best with a high-speed blender. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, I recommend soaking the cashews in water ( for 4 hours) so they soften.

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