This crunchy broccoli salad gets a kick with a sweet with heat Thai dressing and peanuts.
I know broccoli should be on my healthy foods to eat list, but unless it’s served in a salad, I’m not a fan. According to an article on Medical News Today, it’s loaded with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus, and the list goes on.
Knowing this, and knowing that it’s beneficial to this weight watcher’s waistline and overall health, I’m still not a fan.
My aversion to broccoli makes it necessary to turn this crunchy cruciferous veggie into a broccoli salad. One with flavors complex enough that I’m not reminded of what I’m eating.
A spicy Thai peanut sauce is perfect for this broccoli salad. I keep it simple with 100% crunchy peanut butter, fresh lime, soy sauce, honey and a few teaspoons of chili garlic sauce.
If you haven’t bought a jar of chili garlic sauce (Hot Sambal Oelek), you need to head to the store. With just 10 calories per serving, I don’t have to chop chilies and garlic, and the heat it adds to my peanut sauce is fantastic.
A handful of crunchy peanuts tossed into the bowl turns this broccoli into a salad I can definitely enjoy. It is lightly dressed, so if you’re one who likes a creamier salad, double the sauce.
It’s funny how people’s taste buds differ, isn’t it? Mr. Mike thinks anything with curry tastes like soap, and my girlfriend won’t eat anything with tomatoes. Oh well, as long as we get a mix of healthy foods in, I think we’ll all survive.
Have a terrific weekend everyone!
Crunchy broccoli, red peppers and green onion tossed with a spicy Thai dressing and chopped peanuts.
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 4 cups broccoli , peel stems, then chop stems and broccoli into small pieces
- 1 large red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
- 4 large green onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
- 4 tablespoons 100% peanut butter
- 3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- Combine broccoli, bell pepper, green onion, cilantro and peanuts into a bowl.
- Combine peanut butter, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and water into a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Toss vegetables with 1/2 the sauce mixture until coated, then add more as desired.
Food energy: 179kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5
Saturated fatty acids: 1.44g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 4.56g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 2.94g
Total fat: 8.94g
Calories from fat: 80
Carbohydrate, by difference: 19.29g
Total dietary fiber: 2.58g
Total lipid (fat): 9.66g
Total sugars: 8.82g
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