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!


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Asian Broccoli Salad Recipe
An amazingly delicious way to enjoy broccoli, this salad makes a wonderful healthy lunch or dinner side dish recipe.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
4 servings 10 minutes 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
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 = 5 Points*
*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle Value

Nutrition Facts
Asian Broccoli Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 665mg 28%
Potassium 423mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 21.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 9g 18%
Calcium 7%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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