Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Joan's Broccoli Madness Salad

Sweet Tomatoes is one of our favorite restaurants to visit.  There is something for everyone there.  One of our favorite salads is the Joan's Broccoli Madness Salad.  Sweet Tomatoes actually posts this recipe on their website but to make it easier for everyone I have included it here along with the tweaks that I make for our family.

Serves 6-8.

1 bunch uncooked broccoli*
½ cup crumbled cooked bacon
½ cup cashews
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup chopped red onions


1 cup veganaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Mix the first five ingredients in a large bowl.  In a second bowl, beat dressing ingredients together gently until smooth.  Toss the salad with the dressing approximately 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld. Serve on chilled salad dishes.

*The broccoli is a loose guideline: often people have to make it a few times before they get it just the way they like it.

For our family I actually make two salads. One with regular mayonnaise and the second with Vegenaise which is egg free and dairy free but not soy free.


  1. Great site. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've had a craving for broccoli salad! Thank you for sharing this. I found your blog through the clean and cozy home yahoo group. I enjoyed your blog.