THAI BROCCOLI SALAD


This might be my new favorite salad....so good!  We have a deli downtown that makes a very good Thai Broccoli Salad, which I will often have for lunch when I am at work.  One day, I decided to ask them for the recipe...thinking they probably would not give it to me, however, it never hurts to ask, all they can say is no right?  Well no it was.  So I thought no matter, I'll go home and make it myself.  And you know what?  From now on I will be bringing my own Thai Broccoli Salad for lunch.
This salad makes a generous serving for two, so just double the recipe for more.
2 1/2 cups organic broccoli florets
2 broccoli stalks, peeled, sliced in half, quartered and diced
zest of 1/2 a fresh lime
just over 1/4 cup diced red onion
handful of finely chopped fresh cilantro
toasted sesame seeds
Dressing:
2 big Tblsp. Gluten Free Soy Sauce or more to taste
1 tsp. Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste
juice of one lime
1/2 to 1 tsp. toasted sesame seed oil or to taste
1 big tsp. Agave Nectar
1 big Tblsp. peanut butter
Add the broccoli florets to boiling water, and boil 1 minute.  Drain and add to an ice bath to stop the cooking.
Drain and add to a bowl, with the diced broccoli stalks, lime zest, and fresh cilantro.
In another bowl mix up the dressing ingredients - whisking well.  Pour over the broccoli, and toss well to coat.  Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the top and refrigerate a couple of hours to marinate.  Before serving, toss well and enjoy!

Ina Gawne
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12 comments on “THAI BROCCOLI SALAD”

  1. Wow, this salad looks good, Ina! I had to smile when I saw that your post was on broccoli salad because it brought back a fond memory. Long ago, hubby and I went on a weekend motorcycle trip to visit friends. We spent three nights with three different couples. Each couple served us barbecued chicken and broccoli salad! We never said a word, but we laughed with each other. And, of course, the combo made for a delicious meal each time. I don't think we've had them together since then. 😉 I like your variation on the classic recipe though! 🙂
    Shirley

  2. Waw!
    This Thai salad takes broccoli to a whole new level! I love broccoli easier this tasty way! That dressing sounds even better too! Waw!!!! xxx

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