Raw broccoli is wonderful, both in taste and nutrition. Today is your lucky day if you have never tried this vegan apple broccoli salad with raisins, celery, and a perfect Dijon vinaigrette.
About this recipe
I know that broccoli is not everyone’s favorite vegetable. And that many run every time they see it. I genuinely love broccoli (we call it brocoli in Spanish). We easily eat three broccoli heads a week; I know it is a little crazy.
Benefits of broccoli
These vegetables from the cruciferous family have superpowers and help us with a “million” things. Broccoli is one of those vegetables that gives us the most and has the most benefits.
Broccoli is a nutrient-dense vegetable high in vitamins C and K, as well as folate and potassium. It is also a good source of fiber and contains antioxidants that may help protect against certain types of cancer.
Additionally, broccoli is also a good source of sulforaphane, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Eating broccoli regularly as part of a healthy diet may help lower cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease.
Broccoli salad ingredients
This vegan broccoli salad is made with raw broccoli, diced apple, celery, almonds, and raisins. All mixed with an easy dijon vinaigrette.
✎TIP You can prepare this broccoli salad with crispy steamed broccoli or roasted broccoli. Which ever method you choose please, please do not give your children and family overcooked broccoli. I LOVE boroccoli and not even me will eat it mushy and overcooked.
How to make the best broccoli salad?
- The first step is to make the vinaigrette in a jar. You can also make it in a bowl or the salad bowl you will use.
- The second step is to chop the vegetables and the apple into small pieces.
- The third step is to mix everything perfectly well.
THE BEST WAY TO CUT the VEGETABLES FOR the SALAD
Broccoli. Put the head of the broccoli facing down on a cutting board and cut it in half. Cut the thick stem and set aside, and from then on, slowly cut the florets to the same size. Save the thick stalks and what you don’t use to make a creamy broccoli soup later.
Apple. Cut it in half, remove the core, and slice it. Then cut those slices into strips, layer them, and cut again to dice them.
Celery, with the stem facing down, makes several cuts lengthwise (cut from stem to tip), then cut horizontally to dice it.
What to serve this salad with
Frequently asked questions
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Best vegan broccoli salad
- Knife, cutting board
- Salad bowl
- 2 cups of broccoli cut in small pieces
- 1/2 cup apple diced
- 1/4 cup celery diced
- 1/4 of cup of sliced almonds
- 1/4 of cup of raisins
- 1 clove of garlic squeezed or minced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- pinch of salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Put all the dressing ingredients in a jar and mix well. Season, taste, and adjust if necessary.
- In a salad bowl, put all the salad ingredients and mix carefully. Add the dressing little by little until all is well coated.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.