This easy vegan broccoli salad (no mayo!) is super creamy, crunchy, and so delicious! It’s the perfect side dish to bring to picnics, cookouts, or parties! Vegan and gluten-free.
*This post was originally posted on 9/5/16 but I updated it with better recipe instructions on 5/21/19.
One of our favorite places to go out for a quick, healthy vegan dinner is Sweet Tomatoes. We love the salad bar, soups, and baked sweet potatoes! Have you tried the broccoli salad that they have on the bar? We used to love it before we were vegan!
I wanted to recreate the creamy broccoli salad at home without using the mayo, sugar, and vegetable oil that is in the Sweet Tomatoes version. It turned out so delicious and it’s so easy to make! You’re going to love the creamy cashew sauce, crunchy broccoli, and all the toppings, it’s sooo tasty.
I used creamy cashew sauce instead of mayo like most other recipes for broccoli salad call for. It’s just as creamy and flavorful, and in my opinion, it tastes even better!
It’s the best vegan broccoli side dish to serve with vegetable burgers, sandwiches, or roasted veggie wraps. It’s also great to bring to summer picnics (because you don’t have to worry about the mayo going bad while it’s unrefrigerated), BBQ’s, and family events.