Our recipes, your inbox. Sign up

Super Apple-pie Broccoli Bloom with Buttery Almond Dressing

24 reviews / 4.7 average

Super apple-pie broccoli bloom CAN BE A ABSOLUTE THING. No mayo, no bacon, and no missing acidity because this babyish is arranged with crunchy-creamy bulb goodness! Featuring amethyst cabbage, broccoli, raisins, almonds, blooming onions, and a buttery vegan almond-miso-orange dressing.

Guys. It’s me and cool apple-pie broccoli bloom here, and we are at your summertime service.

Crunchy, healthy, saucy, adorable things ahead.

Before we embrace the bloom of this adapted *super clean* broccoli salad, let’s accord a little adulation to the acceptable old ancient broccoli salad.

Yes, BROCCOLI SALAD. This is the aliment of my upbringing. I’m talking about the array of broccoli bloom that is blubbery with a candied mayo-based bathrobe and loaded with affluence of bacon and sunflower seeds and raisins – the one that is so retro and amazing in the way that alone a mayo-and-bacon-based bloom can be. And in summer? I mean, basically any pot-luck, graduation party, or picnic-esque functions in my admired baby boondocks Minnesota? You apperceive there’s gonnabe broccoli bloom out there in the wild, and you apperceive we’re all gonnabe lovin it.


Broccoli salad in a bowl with a fork.
Broccoli salad ingredients in a bowl.

My affection has annihilation but adulation for the aboriginal broccoli salad. I’m not attractive to alter it.

And to be honest, I’m not alike assured to win over the broccoli-salad-makers of baby boondocks Minnesota who kept my mayo bloom allocation abounding for best of my childhood. That’s okay. I won’t feel bad. There’s allowance for old and new at our table.

This can be its own thing, really, can’t it?

It’s a avant-garde aberration on the archetypal old academy broccoli bloom and it’s cool advantageous and bulb based and bright and, I mean, I ability be a tiny bit biased, but it’s additionally ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE to the point area you are accommodating to attending accomplished the embarrassment of affairs it out of the fridge for a midnight bite in adjustment to aftertaste the creamy, cold, salty-sweet crisis of the broccoli, raisins, and almond orange dressing.

It’s the affectionate of aliment that gets me best aflame in all the world. ♡ Advantageous meets color, texture, flavor, and affluence of preparation. Diving in NOW.

The booze starts with almond adulate and miso to accord it a heavy, creamy-like arrangement and weight that will adhere to the broccoli and get all up in amid those little brittle ingredients. Again we assignment that booze with shallots, canola oil, and Artlessly Orange Low Acid.

Bottle of orange juice.

A few affidavit we’re admiring Artlessly Orange in accepted and for this compound specifically.

  • This aureate ambrosia of the gods is not sweetened. Aloof like it sounds – ARTLESSLY ORANGE.
  • It’s not from concentrate. It’s not frozen.
  • Our specific array of the day – Artlessly Orange Low Acerbic – packs beneath of a chaw and keeps things bland and accessible back either bubbler it (ugh how acceptable is a morning bottle of absolute orange juice  // I ADULATION IT) or back application it in a compound area you don’t appetite things to be ever punchy. Case in point – our cool apple-pie broccoli bloom of the moment.

So actuality goes. Bandy the assemblage into the aliment processor and we’re off.

Broccoli salad dressing ingredients in a food processor.
Sauce in a food processor.

Super creamy, salty, adorable booze that is balmy and bland in acidity – check.

Pour over cool advantageous capacity like broccoli, almonds, cabbage, and raisins – check.

Toss calm and acquisition yourself at midnight bistro the assortment algid beeline out of the fridge – CHECK.

Broccoli salad in a bowl with a fork.

Clean broccoli salad, I adulation you I adulation you I adulation you so abundant for summer.


clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Clean Broccoli salad in a bowl with a fork.

Super Apple-pie Broccoli Bloom with Buttery Almond Dressing

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 68 1x


CLEAN Broccoli Bloom – non-mayo-based vegan goodness! with amethyst cabbage, raisins, almonds, blooming onions, and almond adulate dressing.



For the Salad:

  • 2 active broccoli, cut into baby florets
  • 2 cups chopped amethyst cabbage
  • 1/2 cup aureate raisins
  • 1/2 cup burst almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped blooming onions

For the Miso Orange Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Simply Orange Low Acid
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Toss all the bloom capacity calm in a bowl.
  2. Pulse the bathrobe capacity in a aliment processor until smooth. Cascade over the bloom capacity and bung to combine.
  3. Serve immediately! Add added orange abstract to add added damp as needed.


Miso Substitute: We’ve subbed in soy booze for the miso and it works great!

We’ve fabricated this several times and we admired it with a scattering of adapted quinoa befuddled in for acceptable admeasurement as able-bodied as a little bit of burst bacon as a bequest to the aboriginal broccoli salad. 🙂

If you like salads with a lot of dressing, be abiding to bifold up on the bathrobe for this one.

Also, if you don’t accept admission to miso, you could aloof use almond adulate in abode of the miso but be abiding to atone with added alkali to taste.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: advantageous broccoli salad, vegan broccoli salad, broccoli bloom recipe

Recipe Agenda powered by Tasty Recipes logo

Thank you to Simply Orange for partnering with us for this post! For added Artlessly Orange recipes, be abiding to chase them on Facebook.

One Added Thing!

This compound is allotment of our best advantageous summer salads page. Analysis it out!

Leave a Acknowledgment

Your email abode will not be published. Appropriate fields are apparent *

Recipe rating


  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum – Broccoli salad!! Activity to be authoritative this over the weekend in balmy, BBQ-worthy London as we achieve in for the Euro 2016 football tournament. Accepting acceptable acclimate and actuality able to BBQ in this boondocks is a BIG deal. AND I adulation the new accession of of your added bloom recipes appropriate below. ACTUAL handy. Woah! Broccoli salad?? How yum

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks yummy! Advantageous too;-). Why does one of the photos appearance blooming onions in the salad? Should I add those too?

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept never had ABSOLUTE broccoli salad! GASP. Apparently because I don’t appetite annihilation to do with things that accept mayonnaise. But this adaptation looks so YUMMMMM!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yes! I aloof bought a costco sized bag of broccoli. Can you action a advancement for miso substitute? Aloof don’t feel like hunting bottomward that additive at the moment.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yo could aloof use all almond butter. The capital point is the acrid acidity (so add a little alkali to compensate) and to thicken, which almond adulate would do for you.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Seriously?? Do you apperceive how they accomplish & action the “oranges” … to accumulate them fresh/available all year round?! This is not a apple-pie bloom with candy orange abstract alike if the characterization says no amoroso … honestly, I watched a documentary on the industry … eeewwww, it’s so abominable and absolutely sad! Stick to beginning squeezed!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo
        Samantha C.

        @Kim- Abstract your own oranges and adore the salad.

        @Stephanie- Acknowledge you. Actually laughed as I scrolled.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I can’t delay to try this… bare the bedraggled canola oil EVOO. Sounds absolute for that midnight bite too. Acknowledgment for a new auspicious broccoli bloom recipe. 🙂

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation broccoli bloom and accept a admired that I make, but this has a altered aberration to it. Looks mmmm good, and I’m activity to try it out.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I died and went to bloom heaven!!! The flavors actuality omg! I appetite to bandy the accomplished accumulation into a basin and dig in. I bet this would be adorable with some begrimed tofu.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Martha Evans

    Lovely bloom recipes! Do you accept calorie/nutrition advice on any of them? Acknowledge you for announcement these.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Loved the video, and this looks wonderful! It’s a abundant way to adapt broccoli because I’ve been in a rut with it!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love all your bloom recipes; however, actuality a blight survivor, I cannot accept annihilation absolute soy, i.e., miso: can I alter that with article else?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Our bounded aliment address sells a miso fabricated from chickpeas. No soy in it. You ability analysis about to see if it is accessible in your area.

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        This looks amazing! I don’t accept miso on duke and I see you acclaim aloof acceleration up on the almond adulate but could I possibly use angle sauce? Or too salty? Amiss flavor?

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    the protein in the pancake mix you have. Is it that collagen peptide protein? Those are appealing big-ticket pancakes. Why is that all-important rather than a added affordable product?

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this bloom and brought it to a pot luck. It was a huge hit!! Cool accessible to accomplish too. Abundant that it didn’t crave any cooking. Will absolutely accomplish again.