i know we already have one broccoli salad buuut, it turns out i really like them and we’re doing another! this time it’s spicy miso tahini broccoli salad. we throw a bunch of yummy things (ginger! garlic! jalapeños! cilantro! lime juice! tahini! miso!) in the blender and then in practically no time, we’re crunching on a bowl of savory, sweet, creamy, and crunchy spicy miso tahini broccoli salad. all summer long.
no, seriously: this makes a “bring to a summer picnic with friends” quantity of broccoli salad and i ate the entire batch myself. good thing it keeps really well in the fridge! (if you’re going to go the batch cooking/meal prep route, i’d leave the avocado out of the salad and add it to individual portions as you consume them. the pictures don’t show the avocado, but it’s definitely a yummy and highly recommended addition, whenever you choose to add it.)
year round, i love having hearty vegetable sides/snacks prepped and ready in the fridge so that i can just grab a bowl and fork when i’m feeling hungry. in the summer, i love for those at-the-ready veggies to be something that is enjoyed cold. and to be filling (sorry watermelon!). the creamy dressing, seeds, and avocado in this spicy miso tahini broccoli salad ensure that i’m not still hungry when i put my fork down.
if you’re not looking to eat this broccoli salad every day for a week, then may i suggest bringing it to a barbeque or beach picnic? since it’s vegan/dairy free, the ingredients aren’t going to get scary quite as quickly if the salad is sitting out in the heat a little longer than food safety experts might recommend.
and since it’s gluten free and vegetarian, everybody can enjoy it. if you’re serving a spice-averse crowd, you could leave out the jalapeño, but even with it in, the dressing and salad are not very spicy, in a heat sense. it’s more like the ginger and the jalapeño combine to form a bold flavor that gets offset by the creamy tahini and savory miso. it’s good stuff. and good thing, because i still have one more serving left in my fridge…
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