Creamy Broccoli Salad

With summer in full swing and the warm temperatures I do most of my food prep before 8 am and serve my family many types of salad for lunches and dinners. One of our favorite salads is a creamy broccoli raisin salad that is vegan uses many items that we grow in our vegetable garden and is toped with cashew dressing that is creamy, nutty and delicious.

Ingredients

Salad base

  • 6 cups broccoli (about 2 medium crowns), chopped into bight sized pieces
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup bunching onions or red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Cashew Dressing

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Add all the dressing ingredients to a high powered blender and process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the broccoli, raisins, onion and sunflower seeds.
  3. Add the dressing to the vegetable mixture and mix well.
  4. serve with a nice crusty bread.
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