Raw broccoli salad with raw cashew dressing – recipe

When I tasted the raw broccoli salad my friend Melissa of Nature Deva brought to our attachment parenting picnic a week ago, I knew I had to get the recipe from her. I’m not usually a big fan of raw broccoli, but she shredded it in her salad, and that combined with the raw cashew dressing was a match made in taste bud heaven.

I made it for dinner on Sunday and the family gobbled it right up. I’m still enjoying the leftovers.

Here is the recipe, courtesy of Melissa (who recently wrote about her experiences eating a raw foods diet for the past six months).

Raw broccoli salad

Broccoli Salad

5 cups shredded broccoli
1/2 – 1 cup red onion
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins

Add all to a bowl.

Dressing
1 cup raw cashews
3T raw agave nectar
2T raw apple cider vinegar
1/4t sea salt
1/4 cup water

Blend the dressing in a *blender (you may want to soak the cashews in water for an hour just to soften them up if your blender is not high speed to make it easier to blend or you can try first in the food processor then the blender). Pour over the broccoli mix and mix well with your hands to really coat it. Enjoy!

*My notes: I used my food processor to shred the broccoli, chop the cashews and mix up the dressing. My blender isn’t a super wowee one (though Jody and I were ogling a BlendTec at Costco this weekend – ooooh, ahhhh), but I heart my food processor (that Julie from Chez Artz sold me last year when she upgraded to a bigger one). Hope you like it!