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Bowl of Vegan Broccoli Salad with napkin and spoon on the side.
Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This vegan broccoli salad is loaded with flavor and crunch! Made with fresh broccoli florets, smoky almonds, sunflower seeds and raisins in a creamy, zippy dressing, it's a must have for all your summer get-togethers.

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons organic granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets (Note 1)
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ½ cup smoked almonds (Note 2), roughly chopped
  • ½ cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Optional step: place the diced onion into a small cup or bowl and cover it with cold water. Let it soak while you prep the remaining ingredients. This will reduce the bite of the onion.

  2. Stir the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Stir in the broccoli, raisins, almonds, and sunflower seeds, along with the onion, draining it first if you soaked it.

  4. Stir everything together.

  5. Taste-test the salad and season it with salt and pepper. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.

  6. Serve immediately or chill for later.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you buy about 28 ounces of fresh broccoli (1 ¾ pounds) you should get the required 6 cups of florets for this recipe.
  2. Check the ingredients before you buy your smoked almonds, in order to ensure that they're vegan.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 222
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.7g38%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 11.6g4%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 6.3g7%
Protein 3.9g8%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.