Broccoli salad has always been one of my favorites, but I use to feel a pinch of guilt because the traditional one is made with mayonnaise and sugar and sometimes bacon, but this vegan, low-fat broccoli salad is super healthy for you, especially if make your own tofu mayonnaise. You can substitute vegan mayonnaise if you're in a pinch, but this homemade mayonnaise, made with tofu and raw cashews is super easy to make and something you should be keeping on hand. It's great for sandwiches and making dressings or sauces.
Broccoli, raisins, some kind of nuts, either walnuts or a combo of nuts like sunflower and walnut and the addition of red onion, make this salad a tasty treat. And, you know how nutritious broccoli is for you! It's a great salad for a crowd, as well as, an easy salad for an every-day meal.
This recipe is so easy, it takes just minutes to make! All you need is a few ingredients and a few minutes! You only need to chop the broccoli and onion, mix up the dressing and throw it all together. By the way, if raw broccoli doesn't sit well with you, you can parboil it for a few minutes to start the cooking process and then quickly rinse it under cold water or even a cold water bath which it a bowl filled with water and ice.
I think I have my potluck dish all sorted out for the weekend!
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