This Broccoli Slaw with Peanut Sauce is so easy to make! Don’t throw away those broccoli stems! Turn them into this easy dinner side dish.
Today I have a super simple recipe to share with you guys to encourage you to eat your broccoli! And not just the fun little trees at the top. Did you know you can also eat the stems?
So stop throwing away those broccoli stems and start using them to make this simple slaw! A food processor with a shredding attachment comes in quite handy here. You can use whatever combination of veggies you want- I chose broccoli stems, carrots and red peppers. I also added a simple peanut sauce because everything tastes better with peanut butter…am I right?
Here’s the recipe:Print
Broccoli Slaw with Peanut Sauce
A fun way to use up those broccoli stems instead of throwing them away!
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 4 broccoli stems
- 2 large carrots, peeled
- 1 red pepper
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon sweet thai chili sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2–3 Tablespoons water, to thin
- chopped peanuts, optional
- Shred the broccoli, carrots and red pepper using a food processor or grater.
- Place in a paper towel and squeeze to remove moisture then transfer to a bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter, chili sauce, vinegar and olive oil. Add water as needed until desired consistency is reached. (It’s ok if it’s still pretty thick.)
- Add sauce to veggies and mix until well combined. *See note
- Sprinkle with chopped peanuts before serving.
You can start with half the sauce and then add more as you mix depending on how much sauce you like…or you can plate the veggies plain and serve the sauce on the side so people can add their own.[br]Feel free to use your own combination of veggies.
Like I said in the notes above…the sauce is thicker than a traditional liquid sauce. Since it’s thicker, you may want to start by adding half the sauce and mixing until the veggies are coated and then decide if you want to add more. Or, serve them plate and let everyone top with their own sauce!