Thursday, August 1, 2013

Broccoli Salad with Raisins and Sunflower Seeds

If you use farm-fresh local broccoli, you probably don't have to peel the stalks. But certainly include the stalks - just steam them a little longer.

Serves 6
30 minutes or fewer
Lightly steaming broccoli brightens its color and helps it keep its crunch—even when it’s coated in a creamy dressing, as in this recipe.
  • 2 small heads broccoli (12 oz.)
  • ⅓ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. agave nectar or sugar
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • ¾ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 Tbs. roasted, salted sunflower seeds
1. Cut broccoli into small florets. Trim and peel stalks, then slice into matchsticks. Place matchstick pieces in steamer basket over simmering water; steam 2 minutes. Add florets; steam 1 to 2 minutes more, or until crisp-tender. Plunge broccoli in large bowl of cold water to stop cooking; drain well.
2. Whisk together mayonnaise, agave nectar, vinegar, and mustard in bowl. Combine broccoli, onion, and raisins in large bowl; toss with mayonnaise mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and
sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

from Vegetarian Times

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