Trees, Seeds, and Beans (Broccoli Slaw) Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups ice water, or as needed
  • 1/2 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, or to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook broccoli until bright green, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl of ice water; drain.
  2. Combine broccoli, garbanzo beans, carrots, raisins, and 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds in a bowl. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl. Stir dressing into broccoli mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. Garnish with about 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds.