Broccoli Cauliflower Recipe with Asian Cashew Dressing

This is a wonderful Raw Food vegan Broccoli Cauliflower recipe that is simple and nutritious and simply delicious!

Raw food-ism is the practice of consuming uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. This Broccoli Cauliflower Recipe is raw food, is vegan, is gluten free and is DELICIOUS! And super, super simple. Try it - it will become a family favourite!


1 cup raw, un-roasted cashew nuts

1 cup water

juice from one orange

grated zest from one orange

1 tsp. salt

12-18 basil leaves (give or take)

coriander leaves (optional)

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets

1 head broccoli, broken into florets

OPTIONAL cayenne pepper to taste


You can make this with steamed cauliflower and broccoli or raw. If you want to steam the vegetables, do so now - steam the vegetable florets for about 8 minutes - until they are cooked but not mushy.

To make the DRESSING

Place the cashews, orange juice and zest, salt, and leaves in a blender. Add half the water and process until smooth. If the dressing is too thick, add water as needed. You can add cayenne if you want to spice it up.

That's it - you're done! Just poor the dressing over the vegetables and you have a delicious and simple broccoli and cauliflower recipe ready to serve.

What could be simpler?

Cashews are heart-friendly, rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.

Did you know...?

Cashews are a rich source of minerals like magnesium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese and zinc and rich in vitamin B5, B6 and B1.

Broccoli and Cauliflower are low calorie, low carb and high in dietary fiber and vitamin C. Broccoli also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium.

Cauliflower contains several phytochemicals, common in the cabbage family, that are beneficial to human health.

Keep in mind: Boiling vegetables reduces the levels of these nutrients, with losses of 20–30% after five minutes, 40–50% after ten minutes, and 75% after thirty minutes. So always try other preparation methods, like steaming, microwaving, and stir frying.

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