Vegan Broccoli Salad Recipe

Vegan Broccoli Salad Recipe with Pesto and Peppers – a healthy salad without mayo – an easy raw high protein vegetarian salad bowl recipe.

Easy Vegan Salad with broccoli, pesto and peppers

Vegan Broccoli Salad

Since transitioning to a vegetarian diet, I’m loving experimenting with vegetarian and vegan ingredients to create wonderfully flavourful and nutritious dishes. 

 

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This vegan broccoli salad is a wonderfully colourful salad, packed full of wholesome elements. 

I found it relatively easy to find a vegan friendly pesto at a supermarket. You just need to read the bottle carefully to be sure it’s suitable for vegans or vegetarians if you’re preparing this salad for someone who’s following such a diet, or you’re following one yourself. 

Easy vegetarian salad with vegan pesto, broccoli and peppers

I love the combination of peppers and broccoli, as well as the edamame topping. You can feel free to swap the edamame for any nut of choice – almonds, walnuts or pine nuts would work wonderfully well.

You could also add a handful of cranberries, sultanas or raisins for a sweeter salad. I haven’t specified exact quantities because I’ve made this salad just for myself in a small bowl and just added a little of each ingredient until I was happy. And, I’ve also made a whole bowl full using a whole head of broccoli, a whole pepper and jar of pesto. 

Ingredients for easy vegan salad with broccoli, pepper and pesto

Yes, this salad is enjoyed raw. I find that with a couple of hours in the fridge, the pesto “cooks” the broccoli, softening it slightly. You could also take the broccoli, pesto and pepper and cook in a frying pan if you’d prefer a warm salad. 

Whatever way you choose to enjoy this salad, you’ll find that the combination creates a tasty dish that even a non vegetarian or vegan will happily enjoy!  

Easy and Healthy Vegan Broccoli Salad with pesto and peppers

Vegan Broccoli Salad Recipe

  • Broccoli 
  • Pesto
  • Red Pepper
  • Edamame Beans 
  1. Chop the broccoli into bite sized pieces.
  2. Add the pesto, a tablespoon at a time, mixing until you have the desired level of creaminess. 
  3. Dice the red pepper and mix half through the salad and top with the other half. 
  4. Top with a couple of handfuls of edamame beans.
  5. Enjoy straight away or place in the fridge for a few for the flavours to develop. 

Vegan Broccoli Salad Recipe with Pesto and Peppers - healthy salad without mayo - easy raw high protein vegetarian salad bowl recipes.

I’ve been preparing this salad lately in the morning and then allow the flavours to develop in the fridge through the day. Then, I have a nutritiously tasty bowl full waiting for me when I get home. 

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Vegan Broccoli Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • Broccoli 
  • Pesto
  • Red Pepper
  • Edamame Beans

Instructions

  1. Chop the broccoli into bite sized pieces.
  2. Add the pesto, a tablespoon at a time, mixing until you have the desired level of creaminess. 
  3. Dice the red pepper and mix half through the salad and top with the other half. 
  4. Top with a couple of handfuls of edamame beans.
  5. Enjoy straight away or place in the fridge for a few for the flavours to develop.

More Easy Vegetarian Recipes:

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff

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