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Broccoli Pomegranate Salad

Broccoli Pomegranate Salad

Serves: 6

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: Suzanne Elliott
Tags: Anti-Cancer/High Micronutrient, Quick and Easy

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This pretty, super simple broccoli salad is a perfect idea for a pot luck dinner. It’s ready in minutes and stores well in the refrigerator.

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2 large heads broccoli, florets cut to bite size
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raisins, divided
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup raw cashew butter
pomegranate kernels, optional


Combine broccoli, a 1/4 cup of the raisins, seeds and onion in large bowl.

In a high-powered blender, make dressing by blending pomegranate juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons of raisins and nut butter until smooth but not too thin. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir all together.

If desired, garnish with pomegranate kernels.

Chill and serve.

Calories 275; Protein 11 g; Carbohydrates 32 g; Sugars 13 g; Total Fat 14.4 g; Saturated Fat 2.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 75 mg; Fiber 6.7 g; Beta-Carotene 733 ug; Vitamin C 182 mg; Calcium 118 mg; Iron 3.1 mg; Folate 165 ug; Magnesium 122 mg; Potassium 939 mg; Zinc 2.3 mg; Selenium 10.8 ug

Comments (20):



08/19/2008 12:06 AM

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This is a great substitute for the traditional Broccoli salad because it has no mayonnaise. The nut butter combined with the juice makes a tasty variation like Dr. Fuhrman has recommended.


05/02/2010 09:27 PM

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We like this salad so much I make a double batch. Everybody that tastes it wants the recipe. I use currants instead of raisins and I did not have agave nectar so I substituted honey. Great piled on top of a big pile of lettuce.


09/14/2012 10:14 AM

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This is one of our favorite recipes. The only things we did differently were to add a chopped apple, use walnuts instead of cashews, and a red onion instead of white. The dressing is delicious! Almond or peanut butter works if you don't have macadamia nut butter, too. WARNING: Use a bowl to serve this salad in because you won't want to waste one single drop of the dressing!
This comment was last edited on 09/14/2012 10:23 AM


12/31/2012 07:59 PM

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Just made this and we loved it. My variations:
I don't know what cashew macadamia nut butter is - too exotic for my shops. So I adjusted by blending some macadamia nuts and cashews with the pom juice. Would have added water but it was thin enough. I added a tiny bit of agave because I still have some but don't tend to use it. I think it was not needed. I used less onion, red like KathyC suggested. And I skipped the cashews that were added to the broccoli - I figure it had enough nuts as is.

I also know my husband's preferences so I lightly steamed the broccoli.
I would use fewer raisins next time, I have a sweet tooth but it was too many.


06/18/2013 05:55 PM

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I didn't have cashew or macadamia nut butters on hand, so I used almond butter and it was fine. I did not add any sweetener, but I found that the raisins sweetened everything much more than I traditionally like. I don't think I'll add the raisins to the dressing the next time I make it. I will definitely make this recipe again--it's very good and I brought it to a party where even my friends who eat SAD enjoyed it.


07/31/2013 03:10 AM

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Tastes good but the color of the dressing is very muddy looking, which doesn't look appetizing!


08/05/2013 10:05 AM

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I am trying to expand our cruciferous veggie palette, so I used Kohlrabi for the first time ever to make this. The kohlrabi, in texture is much like the broccoli stalk so I cut it into matchstick (or julienne) like pieces.

Also used currents in place of raisins, since they are smaller.

My dressing came out thin. Next time, I will add the juice slowly to the sauce as it blends.

Both my husband and I loved it. The Kohlrabi was great and now we have a great new raw cruciferous veg to add to our diet.


08/10/2013 01:53 PM

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This recipe has become a favorite in our home! We have made it twice in the last week and even our 6 year old granddaughter loved it! The raisins make the sauce just sweet enough yet the onions provide a great contrast in flavors. We used sweet vidalia onions.


02/12/2014 07:00 PM

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This was very good. I added walnuts to the recipe. Next time I will add apples also, I think that would make a great addition. I made my own cashew butter to use since my grocery store didn't have any. That turned out very good also. Thanks for posting the recipe.


08/24/2014 07:14 PM

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This was an excellent recipe, to which I added mandarin oranges for color. I like some of the variations listed, so will give those a try, as well. Thank you, Suzanne!


01/03/2015 06:23 PM

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I make this with almond butter and just adore it. I bring it to all my family gatherings, and hope every time that no one else will eat it so I can have all the leftovers! That's never happened, sadly, but I keep hoping.


02/14/2015 11:48 PM

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This is a great salad to have on hand to just snack on. Easy to make too!


02/06/2016 11:18 AM

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This is one of my favorites! I lightly steam the broccoli and onions, then toss with the dressing. Delicious!!!


09/28/2016 12:52 PM

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maybe I did this wrong but this was way too sweet for me, did anyone else have this problem?


11/21/2016 12:38 PM

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Delicious! I didn't have cashew butter so just blended 1/2 c raw cashews with the juice. It was somewhat sweet, but also spicy with the red onions that I used. Will make this again!


03/18/2017 08:20 AM

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LOVE this salad!  Satisfying & tasty.  It's a 'must repeat often' for me!



10/21/2017 11:11 AM

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My wife and I both liked this quite a bit.  We didn't have any pomegranate pieces so we used dried cherries instead.  


08/19/2018 12:12 PM

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This is so good!!  I also lightly steamed the broccoli and followed the rest of the recipe exactly  It was perfect!!  I served it with corn on the cob and sliced tomatoes.  Great and filling meal!


12/18/2018 06:21 PM

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Everybody is talking about agave or honey, but I don't see either of those in the recipe; and macadamia nut butter? Where is that?

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12/18/2018 06:33 PM

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Losinw8, I agree, they must have updated the recipe but u do not see where that was noted.

I look forward to making this the way is is with some of the suggestions made by people that have made it.