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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing (Vegan)

This vegan roasted broccoli salad is tossed with a rich and tangy tahini oil free dressing made with fresh orange juice and topped with tasty Middle Eastern flavours.
Course Salad
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 517kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Heads broccoli cut into florets with a bit of stalk on
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Generous pinch each salt and pepper
  • 6 cups cabbage finely shredded
  • 3 shallots finely diced

Dressing:

Toppings:

  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup crispy roasted chickpeas
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ¼ tsp za'atar
  • ¼ cup vegan feta
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/3 cup olives kalamata thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Spread the broccoli onto the baking sheet (or two) so that they're not touching. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, puree together the tahini, Florida Orange Juice, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • To a large platter, arrange the broccoli, cabbage, shallots, raisins, chickpeas, pine nuts, za'atar, feta, pomegranate, olives and drizzle generously with the dressing. Enjoy at room temperature.

Notes

  • I have tried to make this tahini dressing for this roasted broccoli salad in a bowl while my son slept to be super quiet and honestly, it just won't get as smooth. A quick whiz in the food processor or the blender will yield a way smoother salad dressing that stores in the fridge really well.
  • For the actual broccoli, I do recommend using a really large baking sheet or spreading the broccoli out onto two sheets so they don't touch and get really crispy and brown. If they're too close together, then they'll steam instead of roast.
  • Making a salad with your roasted broccoli salad is pretty simple - you're literally going to throw everything together on a nice big platter, garnish with all of the toppings and then top with the dressing. I love using big platters for these salads so the toppings don't all fall to the bottom of a bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 1581mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2147IU | Vitamin C: 325mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 5mg