Modify this colorful salad by using pecans instead of almonds or sliced fresh grapes in place of  the dried fruit. For a vegan-friendly version, use extra olive oil instead of the mayonnaise (or use a vegan mayo).


2 cups chopped broccoli (about 1 head)

1/2 cup shredded carrot

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup dried fruit (such as raisins or cranberries)

2 tbsp hemp hearts

2 tsp mayonnaise

1 tsp olive oil

2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

1 tsp honey or maple syrup

salt and pepper to taste


Mix the broccoli, carrot, almonds, dried fruit and hemp hearts together in a medium sized bowl. In a small dish, mix the mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar and honey. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the dressing to the broccoli mixture and stir to coat. Makes about 3 cups of salad.

Nutrition (per 1 cup or 1/3 of the recipe, made with raisins and honey):

  • Calories: 180
  • Carbs: 17 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Fibre: 3.7 g
  • Iron: 1.2 mg (9% DV)
  • Folate: 42 mcg (11% DV)
  • Calcium: 63 mg (6% DV)