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.
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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.

  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 small heads broccoli (12 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. agave nectar or sugar
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 Tbs. roasted, salted sunflower seeds

Preparation

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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 112
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 148 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g