Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

I absolutely adore vegetables and I can’t seem to get enough of them this time of year, so I was thrilled to start harvesting my broccoli this past weekend!

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I couldn’t resist nibbling on the fresh crunchy green stalks as I was putting those big beautiful heads into my basket, all the while dreaming of Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce soon to be on the table.


Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce Oh, what a lucky girl I am!  


Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce makes a great vegan, gluten free meal; packed with protein from the peanuts and peanut butter.


Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce If your diet has no restrictions feel free to add some sliced grilled chicken on top for a delicious entree. 

Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce


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Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanut Sauce
  • ⅓ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons rice bran oil (or any good quality oil)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1½ pounds broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  1. Place peanut butter into a medium sized microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds to soften.
  2. Whisk in ¼ cup water, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and vinegar until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli turns bright green and begins to soften, about 5- 6 minutes. May get a little brown in spots, this is okay.
  4. Add the remaining ¼ cup water and 1 tablespoon soy sauce, bell pepper and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper has softened and the liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in the reserved peanut sauce and season with crushed red pepper.
  6. Garnish with peanuts.

Recipe very lightly adapted from Eating Well; Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli and Peanuts

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  1. says

    This looks so yummy. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

  2. says

    Mmmm…. This looks delicious! I love how spices and peanut butter mix in recipes like this. I’ll have to give it a go, you know, with all that broccoli I don’t know what to do with! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark!
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  3. says

    Shari, I love everything about this- I love stir fries, and broccoli, and peanuts and peanut butter! The colors are so vibrant and fresh; I know it must be delicious. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned!
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  4. says

    I’ve never grown my own broccoli! I’m a little jealous. I’m pinning so I can remember to make this. I don’t eat meat (my entire family does) and this would be a perfect meal! Thanks for sharing!
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    • says

      Thanks Alli. I am very fortunate to have the time and space to be able to grow good things to eat; very grateful for the harvest. Thanks for coming over for a visit. Today I am working on my new Facebook Cover from Fotor. Thanks again for sharing the great information!

  5. says

    I absolutely love making stir fry for myself and my family, too. I love that you added peanut sauce to this and really want to try to do this soon. Pinning and sharing, too :)

  6. says


    I have never seen such beautiful bright green broccoli. I can tell it is fresh. My broccoli never looks this green. My family would love this recipe because we are all huge peanut butter fans. I need to make some. It truly sounds delicious and we have never had it.

    Diane Roark


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