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A healthy broccoli salad recipe with grapes, raisins, cashews, peppers, and cheese.
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4.43 from 7 votes

Broccoli Salad No Mayo

This healthy broccoli salad gets all the creaminess it needs from a tangy tahini and lemon dressing. I love to top this with grapes, raisins, peppers, toasted cashews, and cheddar cheese, but if you love bacon, throw that in as well!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 179kcal


  • 6 cups broccoli chopped small
  • 1 bell pepper orange or red
  • 1 cup red grapes halved
  • 1/3 cup cashews toasted
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or sub red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey or date syrup, optional
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together. They can be whisked together, but for the creamiest dressing, add to a blender and process for a minute.
  • Add the chopped broccoli to a colander, and then pour boiling water over the broccoli to quickly soften it. Rinse it with cool water afterwards.
  • Mix the dressing into the broccoli and stir to fully coat. 
  • Right before serving, add the rest of the ingredients. It's okay to add the raisins, grapes, and peppers, but keep the cheese and cashews reserved until serving.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 83.9mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.5mg