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!
Why this recipe works
- This salad requires no cooking and made with just a few healthy ingredients
- 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
How do you make Low Carb Broccoli Salad?
- To make the crunchy broccoli salad, simply 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.
- Make the Lemon Tahini Dressing and pour it over the broccoli and veggies.
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How to make Lemon Tahini Dressing:
- Combine the tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic powder and salt in a glass jar. Stir well until fully incorporated.
- The lemon tahini dressing should be thin enough to pour but not so thin that it’s watery.
Tips on the dressing:
- 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.
Other toppings you could add to this Crunchy Broccoli Recipe:
- Chopped apples
- Chopped bacon
- Chilled cooked pasta
- Chilled cooked potatoes
- Shredded carrots
- Shredded red cabbage
How long does this Crunchy Broccoli Salad last?
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!
How to make this Healthy Broccoli Salad a full meal?
To make this a full meal, add your favorite protein! You can easily mix in your favorite protein like:
- Canned salmon or tuna
- Shredded chicken
- Cooked chicken sausage
- Chickpeas or white beans (vegan)
- Hemp hearts (vegan)
If you love this simple broccoli salad recipe, you should try:
- Cruciferous Crunch Salad
- Paleo Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Balsamic
- Broccoli Slaw Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Vegan Broccoli Cranberry Walnut Salad
Crunchy Broccoli Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
- 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped
- 1/4 medium red onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 medium roasted red pepper
- 1/4 cup artichoke hearts, chopped - in water, drained
- 3 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 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.
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