Garlic Broccoli with Coco-Peanut Sauce

BY : PUBLISHED : August 28th, 2013 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

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.

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Garlic Broccoli with Coco-Peanut Sauce

Renee Press
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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 727 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET VEgan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 heads of broccoli, chopped into florets and small stems
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil

Coco-Peanut Sauce

  • 1 cup of canned coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

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

Nutrition

Calories: 727kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 33gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 990mgPotassium: 3290mgFiber: 25gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 5734IUVitamin C: 816mgCalcium: 466mgIron: 11mg
Keyword asian, broccoli, budget, coconut peanut, comfort food, dinner, easy, fast, gluten free, lunch, plant-based, rice noodles, sauce, savory, side dishes, simple, thai, vegan, vegetarian
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About Renee Press

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. fireandearthkitchen.com

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