Go Back
+ servings
Spicy Broccoli with Peanut Sauce|Craving Something Healthy

Spicy Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

Servings 4 servings
Author Craving Something Healthy


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • juice of 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili paste Sambal Oelek
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large bunch of broccoli crown cut into 1 1/2-inch florets, and stems peeled and trimmed on the diagonal into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil or regular Italian basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cashews or peanuts chopped
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds optional


  • In a small bowl or ramekin, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, hoisin sauce, garlic powder, brown sugar and chili paste until smooth, and set aside.
  • In another small bowl or ramekin, mix together salt, pepper, and water. Stir to dissolve salt, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan on high heat, and add broccoli. Cook the broccoli in oil without stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until it just starts to develop brown spots on parts. Stir to toss and cook for another 1 minute. Add salt and pepper water to the pan, and cover quickly. Remove the pan from heat, and let broccoli steam for about 2 minutes, or until just tender, but still crisp.
  • Add the peanut mixture, basil, and nuts, and toss well to coat. If desired, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
  • Serve immediately.


Slightly adapted from America's Test Kitchen
[nutrition-label id=4268]