Healthy Brocolli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Delicious and easy to make Healthy Brocolli Salad makes a wonderful side dish but is nutritious enough for a light meal as well. Suitable for paleo, vegetarians and vegans.
Course Main, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine Gluten Free, Paleo, Salad, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Keyword almonds, asian-salad, brocolli, healthy fats, hemp-hearts, paleo, pumpkin seeds, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 side serves
Calories 267kcal


  • 2 large heads of brocolli cut into small florets
  • ¼ cup pepita seeds
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup sugar free dried cranberries
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion -can be switched for spring onions
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese- or vegan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts -optional but a great protein boost
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds -optional but a great calcium boost

Dressing Ingredients

  • cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 tablespoons ACV apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon stevia blend or sweetener of choice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the broccoli, onion, cheese, cranberries, nuts and seeds to a large salad serving bowl.
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk until well blended.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until all of the broccoli is lightly coated in dressing.
  • Salad will will keep for 3 to 4 days in the fridge.


Omit sweetener and use sweetener of choice such as honey, coconut sugar or an alternative sweetener.
Add edamame or pan fried firm tofu for an additional nutritional boost.
There is the option to blanch your brocolli in boiling water for about 3 minutes and then plunge into cold water and drain before adding, for a slightly softer texture.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Fiber: 2.1g