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Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad

Delicious, healthy broccoli salad recipe made with simple ingredients like fresh blueberries, carrots, sweet dried apricots, almonds and sunflower seeds.This easy, vegetarian broccoli salad is tossed in a light tahini dressing and is perfect for summer parties or meal prep!
Course Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy broccoli salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 329 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 5-6 cups fresh broccoli florets (from 1 head of broccoli), VERY finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup shredded or matchstick cut carrots
  • ½ cup chopped dried turkish apricots (look for no sulfur added) or sub dried cherries/cranberries
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds*
  • ¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons drippy tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice)
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water, to thin dressing
  • ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add finely chopped broccoli, blueberries, carrots, diced apricots, red onion, cilantro, parsley, toasted almonds and sunflower seeds. Set aside.
  2. Make the dressing by whisking together the following ingredients in a small bowl: tahini, lemon juice, water, maple syrup, garlic and salt and pepper. Immediately drizzle over salad and toss to combine. Garnish with extra toasted almonds and cilantro. Serve immediately or place in the fridge for later. Salad will keep well up to 5 days and is great when made ahead of time.

Recipe Notes

To toast your own almonds: Place sliced almonds in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to consistently stir the almonds until they get nice and golden. This should take 3-6 minutes. Once done, remove from heat and transfer to a plate to cool.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4))
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.5g28%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 11.1g46%
Sugar 19.3g21%
Protein 11.7g23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.