The Best Tahini & Fig Vegan Broccoli Slaw Salad
If you want to add excitement to your week, try adding this delicious tahini & fig vegan broccoli salad to your menu! While I was grocery shopping this afternoon, I decided I was going to make my favorite go-to broccoli salad. As I was looking at the broccoli florets, the big container of broccoli slaw caught my eye. “I wonder if I could use that instead,” I thought. Truthfully, I just wanted to find a way out of chopping up the florets. Then I traded the cranberries for figs and made a few more swaps to change it up. The outcome was phenomenal! I was expecting a decent broccoli slaw to go with my meals this week, but this ended up being one of my favorite salad recipes ever! I could live off this salad for weeks.
I’m mostly excited to show off this recipe at summer BBQs this year. If you have any fun get-togethers planned for Memorial Day, add this one to your menu! Not only will it impress the guest, but it’ll be a great gluten-free & vegan-friendly option!
I think most of you will agree with me on this one. I love recipes that are simple and quick. This recipe took approximately ten minutes to throw together, which would classify this as the PERFECT last-minute recipe to make for any of those last-minute party plans, or the potluck you forgot about in the morning.
And do I have to go into the healthy spiel? I don’t need to waste a paragraph talking about how many vitamins and nutrients this recipe has, or how much fiber it contains. It has the word “broccoli” in the title. You get it. IT’S HEALTHY! Oh no, Did I just waste a paragraph?
Let’s get to the recipe!
This delicious dressing is perfect for kale salads as well. I massaged some kale in the leftovers, and it tasted like a creamy vegan Caesar salad.
The figs are my favorite addition! I love that they are sweet, and not tart like the cranberries. They add the perfect sweetness to the slaw without taking over the flavors. You can make swaps by adding in pecans, turkey or tofu bacon, or apples!
Figs add the perfect sweetness! You can replace them with cranberries, raisins, or dates!
Sunflower seeds add the perfect savory crunch!
You can use any type of onion as a replacement! But, onions definitely make this salad flavorful. They begin to pickle with the creamy sauce overtime taking away the power flavor of the onion.
You can hardly taste the radishes, but they add extra color and extra nutrients to the dish.
The Earth Balance vegan mayo is to die for! I’ve never been a big mayonnaise person, but I love this brand. I use it in all my salad recipes.
CABBAGE AND BROCCOLI SLAW
I loved using a bag of slaw instead of chopping up broccoli florets!
My secret ingredient to making this broccoli salad stand out!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
The apple cider vinegar is the perfect ingredient to pickle all of the vegetables and it makes it extra sweet and tangy! Plus, apple cider vinegar adds a healthy punch to this recipe.
SALT / PEPPER / GARLIC POWDER
You can add all kinds of seasonings to make this recipe stand out! I keep mine simple with salt, pepper, and garlic!
I use monk fruit for my sweetener! You can use honey, agave, regular sugar, or swerve!
Tahini & Fig Vegan Broccoli Slaw Salad
- 7 Cups Broccoli Slaw
- 1/2 Small Red Onion Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Radishes Chopped
- 1/3 Cup Roasted Sunflower Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Figs Chopped
- 1 Cup Earth Balance Vegan Mayonnaise
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Tahini (I used sprouts brand)
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Monk Fruit or your choice sweetener
- In a small bowl, mix the vegan mayonnaise, tahini, vinegar, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt, and monk fruit together until creamy.
- In a large bowl, add the broccoli slaw, onion, radishes, sunflower seeds, figs, to a large mixing bowl. Add the creamy mixture to the mixing bowl and coat the ingredients evenly.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve!
Tonight for dinner, I added a cup of this slaw on a bed of baby kale, and it was fantastic! 💜 🥗 I hope you try out this recipe soon! You’re going to love it!
Questions for you!
- Do you meal prep on Sundays?
- What special salad recipe should I make next?
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
I love broccoli but rarely use it in a salad. This sounds so delicious, such a great way of having it! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Taralynn McNitt says
Thanks, Charmaine! xo
This recipe was a hit with my friends last night! Did you want the bachelorette?
Taralynn McNitt says
Thank you! I did. It was a bit of snoozefest lol but I can’t wait for the premiere!!
The dressing looks pretty similar to the one in your dairy free chicken salad (which I am ADDICTED to, should have a warning!) — any thoughts on using it for other things? Been dying for a pasta salad and found some great options with corn but I want to use a form of this dressing on, well, ALL THE THINGS so wanted to see your thoughts. I may experiment if I have any leftover when I make this bad boy this weekend!
Taralynn McNitt says
Hahaha! It’s pretty much the same and it’s my go-to creamy sauce for salads now!! I bet it would be so good with pasta! I’ll try it out!!