This is one of my favorite dishes. It is super easy to make and very delicious. Crisp broccoli meats creamy sweet sauce. It is absolute heaven.
This salad pairs with anything. It is crisp from the broccoli with crunch from the walnuts. It has sweet bits of raisins and goji berries and a delectable creamy orange sauce. This salad will please everyone. It is travel-friendly and keeps very well in the fridge. You can make this overnight to allow the flavors to develop even more.
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups blanched broccoli
1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
2 tbsp vegan mayo
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
zest and juice of 1 orange
1 carrot, shredded
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup raisins
1 small red onion or 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced and blanched
- Bring water in a large pot to a boil. Add the broccoli and the onion. Let cook about 1 minute. Just to get the broccoli a bright green color and to get the raw flavor from the onion out. Pour into a large bowl of ice water to shock the vegetables and lock in the bright color and crispness.
- In a large bowl combine the yogurt, mayo, coconut oil, zest, and juice of the orange and whisk together until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Taste for seasoning. Add more if needed.
- Add the carrots, goji berries, raisins, onion, and the broccoli and toss to coat well. Cover with a lid and let sit refrigerated for about 1 to 2 hours or overnight before serving.
When ready to serve toss again and spoon into a serving bowl and serve. You can omit the mayo if you are not a fan of it, and you can also omit the coconut oil. It will still be just as delicious.