Kathryn Lovett's Blog-My Vegan Journey

Broccoli Salad-Virtual Vegan Potluck

vegan | December 12, 2014 | By

Have you heard of the Virtual Vegan Potluck? Well, it is a fun way to share recipes. Everyone participating is linked together.

I know a lot of people whom are not fond of broccoli.  Every time I have made this salad, even people who do not eat broccoli often love this.  I think what makes this salad is the dressing.  It is a combination of sweet and sour.  This recipe has evolved over time.  It is a combination of recipes that were originally not vegan.  The non-vegan hubby loves this salad and he is one of the people I know that is not fond of broccoli.

If you are not a fan of broccoli, give this salad a try.  You might be pleasantly surprised.




Broccoli Salad


5 cups of small broccoli florets

¼ cup purple onion

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup tomatoes

4 slices vegan bacon, cooked until crisp and then crumbled

1 cup vegan mayonnaise

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoons white vinegar or lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a large bowl combine broccoli, onion, raisins, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes and bacon. Toss to combine.

In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add this to the broccoli mixture. Stir until everything is coated with dressing. Serve immediately or let chill for a couple of hours.





  1. Lovlie
    December 17, 2014

    I am adding raw broccoli to my salad next time! The combination you have here is great! Looks delicious!

  2. Becky Striepe
    December 14, 2014

    This looks great! My son will only eat his broccoli raw. He will love this salad!

  3. Kathy
    December 14, 2014

    Broccoli salad is so versatile. It is one of those salads that is very adaptable. Whenever pomegranates are not in season, I just put in raisins. I have tried it with dried cherries instead of raisins too. Yummy!

  4. Kathy
    December 14, 2014

    Thanks! Everyone needs a a good broccoli salad every so often. :)

  5. Kathy
    December 14, 2014

    There are a lot of flavors going on in this salad. I think that is why someone who does not like broccoli, would love this. There are so many flavors going on that you barely taste the broccoli.

  6. Kathy
    December 14, 2014

    Creamy dressing goes so well with broccoli. The dressing coats the broccoli and is yummy.

  7. Kathy
    December 14, 2014

    It is interesting how well sweetness goes with broccoli. I bet a salad with currents is awesome!

  8. Kathy
    December 14, 2014

    This is very easy and tasty. It only takes about 15 minutes to put this salad together.

  9. Margaux
    December 14, 2014

    I love broccoli salads – this sounds easy and delicious 😀

  10. teresa@sweetveg
    December 13, 2014

    I have a salad with currents that everyone likes. I think it’s interesting how sweetness goes well with broccoli. This salad looks like one that would please even some non-vegetable eaters. Thank you for sharing it!

  11. Shannon
    December 13, 2014

    This has so many great flavors and textures going on, seems like a perfect potluck dish! Happy VVP :)

  12. Somer McCowan
    December 13, 2014

    I adore a good broccoli salad! This one looks like it hits the spot!

  13. Annie
    December 13, 2014

    So much flavor in this salad! Looks scrumptious. Thanks for being a part of the Potluck!

  14. Megan
    December 13, 2014

    I have always loved broccoli salad but never had the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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