Creamy Broccoli Salad Creamy Broccoli Salad is a mayo-free healthy version of the traditional broccoli salad. The creamy dairy-free sauce is made with tahini and nutritional yeast. The raisins are swapped for super antioxidant goji berries which add a nice sweetness to the salad. This broccoli salad is light and delicious and can be enjoyed warm or cold. 

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Serving size: 4 sides


  • 2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets and diced ends ~ 6 cups
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp tumeric
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Water *as required


  1. Thinly slice the red onion and place in a bowl of water to soak until the rest of the salad is ready, this will neutralize the astringent flavor.
  2. Cook the broccoli in a steamer basket by gently steaming it over boiling water for 5 minutes or until just tender.
  3. Once the broccoli is cooked, submerge it in an ice bath to stop the cooking if you are not serving immediately.
  4. To make the sauce, place the garlic in a food processor and pulse until minced. Add the tahini, nutritional yeast, paprika, mustard powder, turmeric, salt and pepper, apple cider vinegar and oil then pulse until silky smooth. The dressing should be quite thick, but if it is too thick add water 1 tsp at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  5. Place the broccoli and sliced onions in a large bowl and toss with the sauce. Top with the salad with goji berries and pumpkin seeds. Serve warm or chill before serving.

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Creamy Broccoli Salad on a Plate!