Roasted Broccoli Salad with Blueberries

Let’s shake things up today! And talk about a super fun, modern twist on classic broccoli salad.

Because this roasted broccoli salad with blueberries? It’s gonna rock your world!

This simple roasted broccoli salad is healthy, fresh and a fun twist on the classic dish! Filled with blueberries, almonds and a maple mustard dressing! Vegan, gluten free, and no mayo in sight!

Well, it’ll rock your world if you’re like me and give a big ol’ side eye to the traditional version of the dish. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve long avoided any sort of broccoli salad that is loaded up with gloppy goopy mayo. <— Ermmm, can you tell mayo isn’t really my thing?

Now, I do have a healthier version of classic, old school broccoli salad hidden way back in the archives that swaps out a lot of the mayo for greek yogurt and features a touch of balsamic vinegar to give it a little somethin’ somethin.’ And it is definitely quite tasty.

BUT. Of course I needed to take it a few steps further and bring you today’s recipe – which is PACKED with plenty of flavor from delicious roasted broccoli (YESSSS), crunchy raw almonds, thinly sliced green onion and juicy fresh blueberries.

It’s all tied together with a faaantastic maple mustard dressing that just really brings it all home.

It’s fresh, fun, crunchy, healthy, easy, gluten free, vegan!

And there’s no mayo in sight – zip, nada, zilch! Which makes it perfect for taking to a summer gathering. Or, just to make and keep in your fridge to pair with any number of warm weather dinners.

This healthy roasted broccoli salad is perfect for summer gatherings! Packed with fresh blueberries, green onion and a maple mustard dressing! And no mayo involved!

Now, let’s get to a few tips & tricks for this roasted broccoli salad:

  1. You can absolutely adjust this recipe to your taste. Perhaps you want to add more blueberries? Or more green onion or tweak the dressing slightly? It’s definitely quite customizable.
  2. Now this may be obvious, but I’m gonna say it anyway. This recipe is best when fresh blueberries are in season! If your blueberries are kind of meh, the recipe won’t be as delicious.
  3. And finally, this salad is great at room temperature – making it perfect for parties, especially since it won’t get all weird and gross sitting out. It’s also excellent just as a meal prep dish for yourself – it keeps well in the fridge for several days in an airtight container!

Looking for more summer gathering ideas? This crunchy summer veggie quinoa salad and this caprese pesto potato salad are crowd favorites!

Easy & healthy roasted broccoli salad with blueberries! Crunchy, fresh and fun! Filled with almonds, green onion and a maple mustard dressing! And no mayo involved! Vegan & gluten free!

Yield: about 6 servings

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Blueberries

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

This simple roasted broccoli salad is healthy, fresh and a fun twist on the classic dish! Filled with blueberries, almonds and a maple mustard dressing! Vegan, gluten free, and no mayo in sight!

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Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 8 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • pinch of pepper

Directions:

For the salad:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Add the broccoli florets to a large rimmed baking sheet, then drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Toss to combine, then spread in an even layer. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until tender and starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the cooled broccoli to a large bowl, along with the almonds, green onion and blueberries.

For the dressing:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. Pour into the bowl with the broccoli and toss to combine. Taste and season with additional salt / pepper, as desired. Serve!

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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Blueberries