Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

Number of Servings: 4 (144 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 min.

Perfectly steamed broccoli creates a veritable honeycomb of little pockets for sauce to cling to. When you bite into each floret, the flavor will burst in your mouth. With a sauce this delicious, that’s a thin g of beauty.


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips, about 1 cup
  • ⅓ cup red onion, cut in thin crescents
  • 3 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter, natural and unsweetened
  • 2 tsp. roasted sesame oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • Red pepper flakes


  1. Place steamer basket in large saucepan. Add water to depth of 1″. Cover and bring the water to boil. Add broccoli, cover and steam over medium-high heat until tender-crisp (3 minutes).
  2. Transfer broccoli to mixing bowl. Add bell pepper and onion.
  3. In small bowl, combine peanut butter and sesame oil. Add vinegar, lime juice and soy sauce whisking until dressing is smooth. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour dressing over vegetables and use fork to toss until salad is well coated. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, if using, and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate the salad for 1 hour before serving, or up to 24 hours. Toss well before serving.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 144 g

Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 48.8mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 415mg 8%
Vitamin A 153.3mcg 15%
Vitamin C 107.5mg 120%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 6%
Vitamin K 1.9mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 8%
Niacin 3.5mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 81.3mcg 20%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.5mcg 0%
Chloride 10.5mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 111.6mg 8%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 48.3mg 10%
Zinc 0.8mg 10%
Selenium 3.4mcg 6%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.7mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Broccoli, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Peanut Butter (dry Roasted Peanuts), Lime Juice, Low Sodium Soy Sauce (water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate: Less Than 1/10th Of 1% As A Preservative), Rice Vinegar, Sesame Oil, Salt.

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