Garlic Broccoli with Coco-Peanut Sauce

  • Servings : 2-4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

A simple creamy coco-peanut sauce is draped over tender garlic broccoli creating a perfect union of savory flavors. It’s one of those dishes that comes together so quickly you may feel unsure you included all the ingredients. But worry not, it really is that easy. Perfect by itself, with a bowl of steamy brown rice, or tossed with a mound of chewy rice noodles. Add in more sauteed veggies to up the ante, thinly sliced mushrooms, onions, peas, asparagus, you name it! Super fast, super satisfying.


  • 3 heads broccoli, chopped into florets and small stems
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Coco-Peanut Sauce
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2.5 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


Step 1

In a skillet saute garlic in olive oil on medium-low heat for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add broccoli and turn heat to med-high. Saute for 3-5 minutes until broccoli is bright green and browning in some spots.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, add all coco-peanut sauce ingredients. Whisk together over medium low heat until combined, thick, and bubbly, roughly 3-5 minutes.

Step 3

Spoon generously over broccoli; and rice if desired. If serving with rice noodles, toss to combine. Enjoy!

Step 4

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone.

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