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vegan broccoli salad in a white and blue bowl with wooden tongs

Best & Easiest Vegan Broccoli Salad

  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


The BEST And Easiest Vegan Broccoli Salad you will ever have! With apples, dried cranberries, crisp grapes, red onions, sunflower seeds and a deliciously creamy, sweet and tangy mayonnaise based dressing. Perfect summer potluck recipe!


  • 4 cups raw broccoli florets, chopped into bite sized pieces ( measure after you chop the broccoli)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped ( I like gala apples for this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup red or green seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries, ( I like to chop them up a bit smaller)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and salted

 Broccoli Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayo, homemade or store bought ( I use Vegenaise)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional but so good!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic


How to make Vegan Broccoli Salad:

  1. Whisk the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Prep the veggies, fruit and nuts and add to a salad bowl
  3. Pour in the salad dressing and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper. Easy Peasy!
  4. Cover the Salad and Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!


Here are some Broccoli Salad substitutions:

  • Cauliflower for broccoli
  • Walnuts or pumpkin seeds for sunflower seeds or a combo of both
  • dried cherries for cranberries (so good!)
  • Add more grapes and omit the apples or vice versa
  • Add 1/4 cup grated carrot, yum!

prep time doesn't include chill time

  • salad will keep covered in fridge for 3-4 days
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salads, Gluten free,
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

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