Raw, Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Bowl


When Chef Julie of Navitas Naturals offered to share her Cashew Chipotle “Cheese” recipe with us, I could hardly refuse. So naturally, when she also mentioned featuring her Cheesy Broccoli Bowl, well, what can I say, I just knew you would all love to see it. And see it you shall. Not only is the written recipe included in this post (see below), but Julie has also done a video demo of the Cheesy Broccoli Bowl to further entice your taste buds.

First, Julie shares a little background on the recipe, “I grew up on broccoli with cheese – my mother made it once a week. Such a delicious combo! Over the years I’ve turned her family classic into an even more eco-friendly and healthy modern dish . . . without sacrificing any of the flavor. This dairy-free and cholesterol-free version brims with calcium, iron and protein, while also complimented by all the wonderful antioxidants and polyphenols from the broccoli.”

Raw Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Bowl Recipe

Raw, Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Bowl
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Julie Morris is a Los Angeles-based healthy food chef, writer, and advocate of whole, plant-based foods and superfoods for optimal health. Her entertaining, fact-filled articles on nutrition, recipes, food politics, and natural living have appeared in various publications, as well as on her own eco-friendly website, www.juliemorris.net. Along with her web-based cooking show, “Super Foods With Jules,” I like to serve this recipe “as is” (uncooked), enjoying the maximum nutritional potential of these great superfoods. If you’re craving a warm dish though, no worries — simply steam the florets lightly for a few minutes, then combine with the sauce. Either way, the delicious cheesy flavor and addictive broccoli crunch will have you coming back for a healthy second round every time.
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (can substitute soy sauce, wheat-free tamari, or soy-free coconut aminos)
  • 2 Tbsp raw tahini
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • water, if desired
  1. Stir: In a small bowl, mix the nutritional yeast, paprika, and garlic powder together. Stir in the tahini. Pour in the Braggs, lemon juice, and coconut oil and whisk thoroughly. If a thinner sauce is desired, add a little water, a tablespoon at a time.
  2. Combine: Put the broccoli into a larger bowl and pour sauce on top. Toss until evenly coated (for best results, use your hands!) Sprinkle top with hemp seeds and serve. Keeps refrigerated for several days.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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