Raw Vegan Recipe: Rock My Broccoli Salad with Orange Hemp Dressing

by on March 3, 2013

*Contest is over! I’ve chosen Tina’s name “Rock My Broccoli Salad” for the title!

Hey everyone. So I kind of need your help.

You see, I made a delicious salad the other day and I absolutely loved it, but because it has so many ingredients I couldn’t really decide on what to call it. So I want hear some suggestions from you.

In fact, I’ll even give a little prize to the person who comes up with the best name for this salad recipe. (I’m going to put it in my next salad recipe ebook you see so it needs a catchy title.)

So please let me know what name you think suits this salad and it’s ingredients that make it sound delicious and appetizing. I’ll announce the winner later this week. And since it’s open to everyone (and some of you may have already purchased one or two of my recipe ebooks) I want to offer the winner a copy of any one of my ebooks they don’t already have. So if you’ve been dying for a particular ebook, please don’t miss out on this chance to enter! Plus it’s a fun way for me to get feedback from you.

I usually stick to all raw ingredients when I make my salads and dressings, but not always. This one however is pretty much all raw and super fresh (depending on the cranberries, but you can use something else instead if you wish.)

Once this salad is tossed together with the orange hemp dressing and the avocado chunks get all broken up and creamy, it’s a super tasty and decadent salad, but it’s jam packed full of vegetables and still light. I never use any oil in my salads and try to keep them zesty and flavorful but lower fat at the same time.

If you’re going to make this salad and not use it all in one meal, it’s best to portion it out and keep the remaining dressing separate so it doesn’t wilt the lettuce. Use the dressing within 3 days as it is fresh.

Rock My Broccoli Salad

Serves 2 dinner salads or 4 side salads

Salad Ingredients:

1 small head of broccoli cut into small florets
3 cups baby spinach or spring mix
2 cups romaine lettuce
1 8 oz. package sugar snap peas
1 apple peeled and sliced into match sticks
2 small seedless cucumbers (Persian or Iranian), sliced
1 8 oz. package plum tomatoes, sliced
2 small or 1 large avocado, seeded and sliced into chunks
2 green onions, chopped
3 tbsp pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries

Orange Hemp Dressing:

1 cup fresh squeezed clementine or mandarin orange juice (please don’t use store bought it’s too sour)
2 tbsp hemp seeds
2-4 dates, pitted and chopped
dash of kelp flakes *optional
dash of salt
dash of pepper


  1. Arrange salad ingredients into a very large salad bowl as desired.
  2. Combine salad dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve salad and top with dressing as desired.

Additional Tips:

Store leftovers in separate containers and consume within 3 days.

**Contest Over**

Name this salad and get a chance to win a copy of any of my recipe ebooks!

Winner: Tina with “Rock My Broccoli Salad” Congratulations Tina!

{ 101 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie March 6, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Hint-O’ Red Salad; Hint-O-Red Salad with a touch of Orange!


2 Teresa March 5, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Name this salad,

Veggie Delight Salad πŸ™‚

It looks delicious, no doubt about it!


3 Kristi March 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

“The Green Monster”–since most of the ingredients are green vegetables. πŸ™‚


4 giselle March 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Vegan Salad Surprise
Vegan Surprise Salad


5 Adriana Yakovlev March 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Great Garden Super Salad!


6 giselle March 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Vegan Surprise Salad


7 Ani March 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Rainbow Delight Salad
Rainbow Variety Salad
Rainbow Mix Salad
Enchanting Garden Salad


8 Renee March 5, 2013 at 7:13 AM

How about Hugh Jass Raw Goodness because that is a huge ass salad πŸ˜‰


9 mea March 5, 2013 at 7:09 AM

“Frutti e mare” because it has fruit and sea veggie.


10 Kathy VanBuskirk March 5, 2013 at 6:38 AM

If you have ever seen the movie The Celestine Prophecy….I think you will know why I picked what I am ….I would call it Celestine Splendor Salad…because of the the shape, colors and the variety of all that goodness coming together….


11 Teresa de Souza March 5, 2013 at 6:37 AM

THis One IS GREATT ! I LOVE The Ingredients !
They really , really fit Together because of their ‘ Tastes Directions ‘ .
( … but ACTUALLY , the Cucumber , I would leave out .
I think Cucumber fit into very few Combinations … Cucumber with Tomatoes alone fit … )
But otherwise its GREAT , in REALITY !

Teresa ***


12 Carol-Anne March 5, 2013 at 5:01 AM

Everything but the kitchen sink salad


13 Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Thank you Veronica! Can’t wait to try it…. Thanks again for all you do!!!

As for names…

I love so many of the suggestions already given….but just for the fun of it….

Spin or Spring! – Berry Delish! – Juicy Raw’kin Snap Salad!!!

Cloud Nine!…Orange Ya glad you made me?!

Rawkin Brocc, Spring or Spin Citrus Hemp Salad

Oh my darlin’ Clementine Citrus Salad Explosion!

Citrus Hemp Nirvana…

Best of Luck everyone!!! πŸ™‚


14 Gail Stringer March 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Fruit and Veggie Extravaganza


15 Michelle March 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Ensalada Gigante!! (Giant salad for my Spanish speaking friends)
Amazing Grace Salad (I once was lost but now I found a great vegan salad!!)
(Some of the others suggested rainbow salad…. I like that, simple & descriptive. )
Good Luck!


16 JO March 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Hi veronica ,the salad looks lovely.
Makes me think of summer time
so my suggestion would be either SPRING ZING.
Or SUMMER ZEST with the fresh veggies & orange dressing along with the other mix
complements a very zesty zing .
Thank you so much for the weekly recipes .


17 EmmyGee March 4, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Detox n Vitalize Salad


18 Carol March 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Citrus Dressing
Veg-O-Salad with Hemp Citrus Dressing

Looks amazing!



19 Liane March 4, 2013 at 7:01 PM

or “Good for You Salad”


20 Liane March 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM

“Mix and Match Garden Salad”


21 cheryal Heppner March 4, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I think you should name it : Rainbow Garden Salad


22 Claire March 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Well, I think Veronica that your readers have talent to give name to recipes and you now have hundred of interesting title for more salads to come.

I would name it : the Rainbow Salad, or the French name, Salade Arc-en-ciel, because it is very colourful.

I already have your Savory raw dinner recipes, so I would love to take time to choose another book if I am the lucky winner.


23 yulie March 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

How about veggie party with zesty hemp salad


24 Leighanne Lockhart March 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Creamy Orange Dream Salad πŸ™‚


25 Christy March 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM

How about the Garden Royale? It looks so yummy!!! πŸ™‚


26 Jennifer March 4, 2013 at 5:47 PM

How about Snap Apple Salad a la Orange?


27 Norma March 4, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I would call your salad : “Heaven’s garden salad and its sunny dressing”.
Thanks for all your good recipes !


28 Theresa Anderson March 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM

“Don’t Wanna Share Hemp Dress Salad”


29 Josette March 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Give it an appropriate French name : Meli Melo Salad . (means completely mixed). Whatever the name is I am going to try this one. I always like the crunchy mix of vegetable with the crunchiness and sweetness of the fruits.
Au revoir


30 Jeannie March 4, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Splendorufus Salad!


31 Maria March 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM

This is what I imagine a vegetable potpourri would consist of so, Green Potpourri with Orange Hemp Dressing.


32 Doris Cheung March 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Sandwich Filling Salad with Orange Hemp Dressing


33 Lorraine March 4, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Brocutom with Citrus Splash Salad


34 Stacie March 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Perfectly Persian Salad


35 Linda March 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

My suggestions:
“Traboccante bontΓ .” It is Italian for ‘overflowing goodness.’

“Sunshine Salad” – The orange juice reminds me of sunshine and this name makes me
think of the lightness and energy of a garden.


36 Debra Null March 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM


A Salad Palette for Your Palate


37 Debra Null March 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I like to pull out the most appealing ingredients for the title:

Avocado Broccoli Cranberry Salad with Orange Dressing
or ABC salad with Citrus Dressing

or Avocado Broccoli Cucumber Salad with Orange Dressing


38 Lea March 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

How about “Garden Of Eat’in” with Orange Hemp Dressing. This salad is on the things to make this week list. Thanks


39 Penny Twitchell March 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Superfood Salad Explosion is my suggestion for a name.


40 Carla March 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Triumphant Salad – big green and beautiful!


41 risa March 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Persephone (Pomegranate seeds) & Neptune (Kelp) Lunch Together Over a Raw Veggies Garden Salad w/ Orange Hemp Seed Dressing


42 Catherine March 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Big and Plenty Bountiful salad!
or Good and Plenty Bountiful salad


43 RJKenna March 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Bejeweled Green Goddess Salad



44 Bonnie March 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Crunchy-Creamy Saladelicious


45 sarah w March 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Orange Garden Toss


46 Jen March 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM

“The Gracious Garden Summer Collection” – a play on the creator’s last name that also reflects the varietal nature of the ingredients, while implying that each individual component contributes to the quality of the finished product


47 Clara Mae Watrous March 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Submitted, but it didn’t go through, so I’ll try again:

My submission is:

Simply Yummy Garden Salad

Clara Mae


48 Clara Mae Watrous March 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

My submission is:

Simply Yummy Garden Salad

Clara Mae


49 Gary Bendett March 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Orange you slim? Or raw orange spring salad


50 Carol Schmidt March 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Salad Extravagante!


51 BJVM March 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM

It is very Green – It is arranged so well..Hence the following 3 names ….

1. “Green Ochestration”
2. “Nature’s Ochestra”
3. Simply ‘HARMONY’ (preferred name)


52 Sylvie March 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I would say something like “Irresistible salty-sweet and crunchy green garden salad with orange hemp dressing”.
I am still learning English so I might have put some words in the wrong order!?… πŸ™
Thanks for your great work and inspiration.
All the best!
Sylvie πŸ™‚


53 jackie March 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Veggie Variety Salad with Orange Hemp Dressing


54 Cecilia Morgret March 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Spring green salad


55 ??? ?? ??? ?????? November 3, 2014 at 3:09 AM

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56 DEDE March 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

How about Orange Blossom or something to that respect (Orange Hemp Blossom, Orange blossom Delight…etc…)


57 Nick March 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

The name that says it all!

Orange Avocado Rejuvenation Health Mix

Give me more of that yummy salad! Great recipe!


58 scott March 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM

A Broc-Work Orange


59 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica March 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM



60 andrea March 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I already submitted one, but its not showing, so I am trying again. If it repeats, my apologies.
I wanted to tell you that I am going on my second water fast this week. Last time I fasted, I spent a lot of the time thinking about food, so I read over your recipes (Raw Savoury Recipes) over and over again in preparation of what I was going to eat when the fast was done. I decided to download your ebook to my laptop so I could look over the recipes again on my next fast. One of the recipes that caught my eye was Orange hemp salad dressing. And lo and behold, you posted this recipe about 20 minutes after!! HA!

Here are my entries:
“Raw’k Around The Brocc” Salad
L’Orange Primavera
Hemp’s Glory Ascent

Good luck everyone!!!


61 Amy March 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

How about Garden Salad MΓ©lange with Orange Hemp Dressing?


62 Dr. Al March 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I ran into the supermarket and forgot the oranges…have to go back

Name this salad:

Healthy Express Salad with Orange Hemp Dressing, because it takes you where you want to go, slim, happy and healthy!!!!!!!


63 Kathryn March 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Super – Natural Vegan Delight


64 Kathryn March 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Or maybe Verdure Veronica Salad


65 Kathryn March 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Name the salad – Nutritious Verdure Salad


66 Carol March 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

How do I order an ebook? I’m new to this website and I enjoy checking out the receipes. My name for the salad would be sensational garden salad.


67 Joelle March 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Sweet Paradise – Garden Hemp Salad. I’m probably the wrong one to be answering this cuz I can never come up with a name to my own salads! = ) Or you could take out the paradise part.


68 Jo March 4, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Cosmic Chaos Salad


69 Andrea Kober March 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM

I am just getting ready to do my second water fast. During the first fast I loved looking at your recipes (Savoury Recipes) to prepare my mind for what I was going to eat when the fast finished. I was just looking over your recipe book as I am downloading it on to my laptap so I can enjoy looking through the recipes during my next fast. I opened orange hemp salad dressing first and then 20 min later you posted this!! Ha!

So my titles are

Raw’k around the brocc salad
L’Orange Primavera
Hemp’s Glory Ascent


70 Lauren Capaldi March 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Sweet Surprise Salad!!!!:)


71 Bonnie Drager March 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Love your recipes and pictures. Can’t wait to try this new salad.
Call it “Vegan Paradise Salad”


72 Brianna March 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

This sounds so scrumdiddlyumptious! Cant wait to try it! Thanks for posting such awesome recipes!

Here are a few suggestions for naming this beauty salad:

Citrus Hemptation Creation
Stop…Salad time!
The Oh Snap! Salad
Keep in it Fresh Salad
Not Your Mama’s Garden Salad
Tonight I’m Dressing Up Salad
Bowl of Bliss Salad


73 Terri Cole March 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Garden of Eden Salad


74 Ann March 4, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Abundant Harvest Salad
Varietal Veggie Salad


75 Christine March 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM

“Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Salad with Orange Hemp Dressing”


76 Jmari March 4, 2013 at 10:17 AM

“Veronica’s Signature Salad”

Can’t wait to try it!


77 Ann M March 4, 2013 at 10:15 AM

That looks delicious! I just commented to vote for the “Circle of Life” name from Alana. I think that says it all and would certainly catch my eye in a cookbook.


78 Wanda Jenkins March 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM

It looks delicious! How about naming it the “Super Fresh Kitchen Sink Salad” because it has everything but the kitchen sink in it!


79 Mary March 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Grace Salad

Named after you of course, but like the heavenly grace coming through in a delcious holistic salad!


80 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica March 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

lol Aww thanks. πŸ™‚


81 Alana March 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I think you should call this “Circle of Life” for it is so life giving as healthy food is and because the picture you provided shows a circle of veges. Looking forward to making this one myself. Thanks for this and all the recipes you share.


82 Paul Dallessio March 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Hi Veronica ,it is so colorful I would like to call it, THE GARDEN DELIGHT!


83 Elaine March 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

You are just poring it on girl, I think you should call it “Sock it to me salad”!!


84 Erin March 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM

“Orange You Glad You Tried It!”

Haha corny, I know!


85 Leonie Hildreth March 4, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I like to name this Salad : ‘Flirtacious Arrangement’…of course pronounced French.,cos all the flavours will become exillerating onto our palette and mingling into a rendeview of flavours.


86 Tina Wood March 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

This salad looks delicious. I am getting ready to go vegan and will make this for sure.
As for the name how about:
” Thru the garden salad” – since it literally has everything you would have as you stroll thru the garden with your basket in hand.
Keep up the good work!


87 kim March 4, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Looks delicious!

‘Oh My Goodness! Gaia Salad’


88 Kathleen Keene March 4, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Go Forth and Be Fruitful!


89 Cindy March 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM

“Veronica’s Garden”!


90 LAURA March 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM




91 monika March 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM

How about just leave it by the same same “Mystery salad”, sounds so good. !
Thank you πŸ™‚
Look forward to meeting you one day at the meet up pot luck.
Monika Johnston-Stewart


92 Tina March 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Rock My Broccoli Salad


93 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica March 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Hi Tina,

This name caught my eye as soon as I read it and it sounds great. You are the winner!


94 Marilyn March 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Heavenly Veggie Salad
Delightful Veggie Salad
Divine Veggie Salad

Love love LOVE your recipes, Veronica!


95 Allison March 4, 2013 at 5:18 AM

“Ramsay’s Salad Royale” (the salad looks like something Royalty would serve…)
“Ramsay’s Royal Salad”
“Knock Out Salad” (the salad does knock my socks off!)
But I still love….
using the word SEDUCTION because it does just that….seduces one to make and eat it…
“Sexy Salad” seriously!
“Seriously Sexy Salad”
“Ramsay’s Sexy Salad”


96 Allison March 4, 2013 at 5:03 AM

Although I am a vegetarian, you are my favorite chef because my teen son and husband love any food I prepare using your recipes, which so far have included meat. I am not a great cook and need simple, detailed recipes. It seems to me that you preach freshness and simplicity. I love your style. Recently I found you on YouTube and am so excited to watch you cook and perhaps follow along.
Your salad LOOKS delicious, has an EXPLOSION of color, different textures, different shapes/sizes, and varies in flavors that will blend deliciously together! Looking at the picture, I can smell the freshness an my mouth waters and my tummy rumbles. And…..affordable.
What more can one want in a salad….all of a person’s senses have been excited! I think the name should somehow convey my description. Your salad seduces me!

“Salad Seduction”


97 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica March 4, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Wow thank you Allison. That’s quite a compliment! Thank you for reading and trying my recipes. I love getting feedback πŸ™‚


98 Michelle March 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Salad looks delish and I’m looking forward to trying it. As far as naming the salad…..
How about:
“The Gran Royale” (in honor of one of my favorite movies “Pulp Fiction”. Ironic because the “Royale with cheese” was referring to a Big Mac!)
“The Big Salad” (to quote another favorite, “Seinfeld”)

All the Best!


99 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica March 3, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Cute inspiration! πŸ™‚


100 BJVM March 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I don’t see the names i gave reflected

GREEN and well arranged – Hence the 3 names
3. Simply – HARMONY



101 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica March 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Yes they are there. it’s reversed ordered so your names are farther up.


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