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Sesame Broccoli Salad (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

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I was one of those odd kids growing up.  I just loved my veggies.  If you couldn’t find me, it was always a safe bet to check the garden.  I was like a pesky rabbit who was always nibbling on the fresh produce. :)

As with most things out there in “Google Land” there is a ton of information about broccoli.  Reading about it is much like watching a tennis game.  The “ball” goes back and forth as to whether or not it is healthier or better for you to eat broccoli raw or lightly steamed.  Those with thyroid issues should limit their intake, others say that it isn’t an issue.  The ball is in your court to decide.

For me personally, I think the key is moderation.  I am learning more and more that to maintain my health, I need to eat a large array foods so I can get the  nutrients I  need.

Add a rainbow of color in your diet and at the end of the rainbow you will find a leprechaun sitting in a pot of fresh colorful veggies. :)  The more color (variety of fresh produce) the better chance of getting all the vitamins we need.  I eat a high percentage of raw but not 100%.  Well, some days are 100% but not all the time.  For me, I am ok with that.  Everyone has to find what works for them.  Anyway, enough of that.  This recipe turned out yummy and darn-it I am going to enjoy it! haha  I encourage you to give this Sesame Broccoli Salad a try tonight and if you do, please share with us what you think!

Ingredients:

Yields roughly 12 cups

  • 10 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sprouted mung beans
  • 2 Tbsp Braggs Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup untoasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: add cherry tomatoes or raisins or dried cranberries

Preparation:

  1. Break the broccoli into small florets.  When I make raw broccoli salads I like to remove as much as the stem as possible so the florets will soften with the sauce.
    • Don’t throw away the stems, they hold a lot of flavor and nutrients.  Save them for a salad, use in flax crackers or juice them.  Place florets in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the Braggs Aminos, oil, vinegar, sweetener, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.  Whisk together to taste it, adjust ingredients to your liking.
    • I used toasted sesame oil, which isn’t raw, but I am ok with that.
  3. Pour ingredients over the broccoli and toss together until well coated.
  4. Store in fridge in a sealed container.  This salad will last several days.

Nutritional Value, per cup:

  • Calories: 93 calories
  • Fat: 6.5 grms
  • Fiber: 2.6 grms
  • Carbs: >1
  • Protein: 3 grms

11 thoughts on “Sesame Broccoli Salad (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

  1. Jami says:

    YUM! That looks fabulous. I love brocolli – raw or steamed, and I bet that sesame adds some great flavor with it!

    • amie-sue says:

      I do love steamed broccoli too but boy does it smell up the house. That is one scent that I don’t want Renuzit to replicate. lol

  2. Alta says:

    well, they say great minds think alike! I made a broccoli/red bell pepper/pine nut salad for my lunch today BEFORE I read this! I used a dressing made with Bragg’s, sesame oil, tahini, garlic, ginger, and sea salt, and it was yummmmmmyyyy! I sometimes chop up a green onion, or in today’s salad, a freshly picked jalapeno pepper from my bush on the deck. mighty good eatin’!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh I love being a part of the “great minds think alike!” club. haha Your salad sounds delicious too! You could throw about any thing in there and it would taste good, specially with the hint of Tahiti…shoot my flip flop would taste good with Tahiti on it. haha Have a blessed day! amie sue

  3. Sekhmet says:

    Your website is awesome! Your recipes are simple and basic and every thing looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try some of them. Keep up the great work, Amie! I will let you know when I try some of your recipes.

  4. Marienka Homshaw says:

    I made this but not properly and partly by accident. I first discovered I had no sesame seeds, then I forgot to add the garlic, and I used Tamari because I didn’t have Braggs of Namu so it was OK but not great.

  5. Greta says:

    I’m SO stoked that I stumbled upon this site( googling : raw food menu plans)!! Wow your website is amazing- beautifully done! This was the first recipe I tried and it turned out so good! My husband and I both loved it! Greetings from Singapore!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh how wonderful Greta… thank you so much for sharing this with me… it just warms my heart. Many blessings in your journey and please keep in touch. :) amie sue

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