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Crunchy Broccoli Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Crunchy broccoli salad with lemon tahini dressing is a simple healthy twist on a classic dish! This simple salad only has 9 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make! Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, low carb, Whole30 and keto friendly! Perfect for weeknight dinners, cookouts or meal prep!

Large bowl filled with crunchy broccoli salad over a white napkin

Why you will love this recipe

  • No cooking required! This salad requires no cooking and made with just a few healthy ingredients
  • Great for meal prep! Since there is no lettuce in this salad, it can be made ahead of time, perfect for parties or meal prep
  • There is no mayo or dairy in the dressing, making this salad perfect for summer cookouts or for parties
  • The homemade lemon tahini dressing is so easy to make and better than store bought dressing 
Ingredients for the crunchy broccoli salad and lemon tahini dressing
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How do you make Low Carb Broccoli Salad

Check out the step by step process on how to make healthy broccoli salad.

Start by chopping the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Add them to a large bowl.

Chop the red onion, roasted red pepper, and canned artichokes (drained) into bite size pieces. Add these all to the broccoli florets in the bowl.

Coarsely chop the walnuts, making sure the walnuts are big enough to add texture but chopped enough so they are easy to disperse throughout the salad.

Crunchy broccoli salad ingredients in a bowl before stirring in the dressing

Combine all the ingredients for the lemon tahini dressing in a bowl. Stir well 1-2 minutes until the dressing comes together (it will look like it doesn’t want to at first, keep stirring).

Glass measuring cup filled with lemon tahini dressing with a spoon

Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients. Stir well. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Llemon tahini dressing being poured over crunchy salad ingredients.

Top tips

  • If the dressing is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until reaches desired consistency.
  • If the dressing is to thin, add 1 tablespoon of tahini at a time until reaches desired consistency.
  • If you don’t have tahini, you can also use almond butter or sunflower seed butter to make this dressing. 
  • You can use store bought broccoli florets to save time, but you will still want to cut them down into bite-size pieces before adding to the salad.
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Other toppings you could add

  • Chopped apples
  • Chopped bacon
  • Chilled cooked pasta
  • Chilled cooked potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded red cabbage
Large spoonful of broccoli salad being held over the salad bowl

How long does broccoli salad last in the fridge

This crunchy broccoli salad with lemon tahini dressing is the perfect side dish for weeknight meals, family cookouts or even meal prep! This salad should last 3-4 days in the fridge after the dressing is added, so it’s perfect to make ahead of time!

This salad can easily be doubled or tripled and can withstand being out in the heat because there is no egg or dairy!

Grey bowl filled with crunchy broccoli salad with a wooden spoon

How to make this a full meal

To make this a full meal, add your favorite protein! You can easily mix in your favorite protein like:

Large bowl filled with crunchy broccoli salad with lemon tahini dressing

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Crunchy Broccoli Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

$4.77 Recipe/$1.19 Serving
Crunchy broccoli salad with lemon tahini dressing is a simple healthy twist on a classic dish! This simple salad only has 9 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make! Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, low carb, Whole30 and keto friendly! Perfect for weeknight dinners, cookouts or meal prep!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy broccoli salad, lemon tahini dressing, paleo broccoli salad, vegan broccoli salad, whole30 broccoli salad
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings

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Ingredients

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Instructions

  • Chop the broccoli into bite size pieces and add the broccoli to a large bowl.
  • Chop the red onion into a small dice so that it easily incorporates without being over powering. Add to the broccoli florets in the bowl.
  • Drain the water/liquid from the roasted red pepper and artichoke hearts. Chop into bite size pieces. Add to the broccoli and red onion.
  • Chop the walnuts into small enough pieces that they are easy to distribute in the salad but not so small that they lose their crunch.
  • Make the dressing and stir it into the salad, combining well.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • Combine the tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt in a jar. Stir well to combine. See post for instructions if too thick or too thin.

Notes

This salad should last 3-4 days in the fridge after the dressing is added, so it’s perfect to make ahead of time!
To make this a full meal, simply add your favorite protein (pre-cooked chicken, shrimp, salmon, hemp hearts, chickpeas, lentils or tofu). 
If you don’t have tahini, you can also use almond butter or sunflower seed butter
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
219
Fat
 
16
g
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
Fiber
 
5
g
Sugar
 
2
g
Protein
 
7
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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Recipe Rating




Barbara

Thursday 18th of March 2021

I love roasted red peppers, artichokes, lemon and tahini. Broccoli and walnuts are good for you. This is a perfect blend. I love it and will make it again.