Broccoli Salad with Raisins and Sunflower Seeds
Lightly steaming broccoli brightens its color and helps it keep its crunch—even when it’s coated in a creamy dressing, as in this recipe.
1. Cut broccoli into small florets. Trim and peel stalks, then slice into matchsticks. Place matchstick pieces in steamer basket over simmering water; steam 2 minutes. Add florets; steam 1 to 2 minutes more, or until crisp-tender. Plunge broccoli in large bowl of cold water to stop cooking; drain well.
2. Whisk together mayonnaise, agave nectar, vinegar, and mustard in bowl. Combine broccoli, onion, and raisins in large bowl; toss with mayonnaise mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and
sprinkle with sunflower seeds.