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Broccoli Peanut Salad

Author: SallyK / Date: 2012-10-14 @ 01:35 am / Print Me! /
Tags: Broccoli / Holidays and Company / Nuts and Seeds / Peanuts / Vegan Recipes /

Broccoli Peanut SaladThis vegan salad is a good dish to bring to a potluck dinner or picnic. It makes a great change from the ordinary lettuce salad, and adds a flourish to any vegetarian meal.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp plain rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5-6 c fresh broccoli florets (about 12 oz florets)
  • 1 c frozen regular peas (not petite)
  • 1/4 c dried sweetened cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 c green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/4 c raw peanuts

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, blend the peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and ginger until well-incorporated. (Mixture may be thick.)
  2. In a large pot, boil about 4-6 cups of water. Add the salt, broccoli florets, and frozen peas; stir. Bring back to boiling and cook 1-2 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Place the hot broccoli mix in a large bowl. Add the cranberries and green onions and toss. Gently stir in the dressing, coating everything well.
  4. Transfer mixture to a lidded serving bowl and chill thoroughly before serving. Sprinkle with peanuts just before serving.