Grilled Broccoli Salad with Raisins

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Total Time:    20 minutes

Nutritional per serving
Calories: 248 kcal
Fat: 14 g
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 27 g

This awesome Grilled Broccoli Salad recipe is super easy to follow and ideal as a healthy side.

The original recipe comes courtesy of Eating Bird Food but we’ve tweaked it a bit as the original was based around raw broccoli (not for everyone); the essence is the same but we’re going to grill our broccoli instead (always awesome).


For the cashew dressing

  • 100g raw cashews, soaked at least 1- 2 hours
  • 75ml water
  • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard

For everything else

  • 500g broccoli (two small to medium sized crowns), chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 75g sunflower seeds
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 75g raisins


How to grill the broccoli

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli and blanch until it turns bright green, then remove to a large bowl of cold water to shock and to stop the cooking.
  3. Drain the broccoli and dry well with paper towels.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat and grill the broccoli until lightly browned and fork tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove the broccoli from the grill and set aside.

How to prepare the salad

  1. Make the cashew dressing by combining all ingredients in a high powered blender or processor until completely smooth.
  2. Mix together broccoli, raisins, red onion, raisins, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Top with dressing and combine until all ingredients are covered.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Eating Bird Food

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