This meal was inspired by the 1) the delicious tahini sauce from Joni Newman’s upcoming book and 2) a broccoli salad one of my fellow yoga teacher trainers was eating over the weekend, from a local market. I swear, my best recipe “ideas” are all stolen.
Her broccoli salad contained: broccoli, almonds, red onions, raisins and mayo. I knew it would be easy enough to veganize and Joni’s sauce came instantly to mind.
As soon as I was out of training that day, I whipped up a big bunch of this salad. I had two bunches of broccoli and I gave them a quick steam in boiling water, followed by a shock with cold water.
I mixed the broccoli with almonds, sliced red onions, raisins, 2 blocks of Trader Joe’s cubed savory tofu and the tahini sauce. The sauce consists of tahini, lemon juice, Bragg’s aminos, olive oil and garlic.
This salad was so satisfying and delicious. It was a nice mix of sweet and salty, with a nice, filling bite from the tofu.
I served it up with Trader Joe’s brown rice wraps filled with Veganaise, pesto, tomatoes, bell peppers and avocado.
This meal was surprisingly filling and amazingly flavorful.
Do you ever copy recipes?
Looks good. I love broccoli!
If you love broccoli, you would definitely love this. The dressing really tied everything together nicely.
Be careful with soy unless it is fermented or organic. Mercola.com is my fav health site.