Asian Broccoli Salad Recipe – 6 Smart Points

Asian Broccoli Salad

If you aren’t a fan of broccoli, this Asian Broccoli Salad Recipe might make you change your mind! I love salads that are easy to prepare and don’t take a lot of time. And this salad comes together in about 15 minutes, which makes it an ideal option for busy weekdays. Eating lots of veggies is a great way to fight off junk food cravings. Because your body will get the nutrition it needs from all the vegetables, it becomes satisfied, meaning you are less likely to start craving junk food. To get all those veggie servings in, it’s important to be creative, and try new ways to enjoy them. Trying an Asian style dressing over steamed broccoli was something I decided to try recently, and I’m so glad I did! The creamy, peanut butter based dressing is so good…I barely even noticed the broccoli. Plus, getting all those heart healthy, plant-based fats from the peanut butter and cashews is a wonderful nutrition boost, and another great way to help your body feel full and satisfied. This Asian Broccoli Salad works great for lunch, or as a side dish to your favorite dinner. Easy, delicious and nutritious!

Asian Broccoli Salad Recipe
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An amazingly delicious way to enjoy broccoli, this salad makes a wonderful healthy lunch or dinner side dish recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Asian Broccoli Salad Recipe
Print Recipe
An amazingly delicious way to enjoy broccoli, this salad makes a wonderful healthy lunch or dinner side dish recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of broccoli chopped into florets
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cashews chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Steam broccoli for 1-2 minutes. Broccoli should be crisp tender, and bright green. Rinse under cold water immediately.
  2. Transfer broccoli to large bowl with green onions and red onions.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and honey. Pour over broccoli and toss well.
  4. Top salad with chopped cashews and toasted sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 6 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 178 calories; 12g fat; 2g saturated fat; 13g carbohydrates; 1.5g fiber; 4g sugar; 6g protein

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