Nourishing Lab’s Holiday Broccoli Salad

Amidst the indulgent feast that typically takes center stage during the holiday season, our Healthy Holiday Broccoli Salad emerges as a refreshing and nourishing delight. This vibrant dish stands out as a light and flavorful option, offering a perfect balance to the rich and heavy fare.

Elevating its appeal is a simple yet delightful dressing, featuring the creamy and tangy notes of Dijon mustard or tahini. But that’s not all – the true magic lies in the freedom to personalize! Embark on a culinary adventure by incorporating your favorite nuts, dried fruits, and vegetables, transforming this salad into a customized masterpiece that will captivate the taste buds of your family and friends. Embrace the joy of healthy indulgence this holiday season with our enticing and wholesome broccoli salad.


  • ¾ cup Quinoa
  • 1.5 cups Water or Broth
  • 4 cups chopped Broccoli Florets
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 large Apple, diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Celery
  • 2 cups Lacinato Kale, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard Or 1 Tbsp. Tahini
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Step 1

    Add the quinoa and water/broth to a pot. Bring the liquid to a boil and then reduce the heat so the liquid is at a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for about 15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the quinoa to fluff and cool.

  • Step 2

    Massage the kale with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss it in a bowl along with the broccoli, apple, celery, and pumpkin seeds. Add in the cooled quinoa.

  • Step 3

    Mix together the lemon juice with the garlic, honey and mustard (or tahini). Whisk in the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss the salad with the dressing and enjoy.

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