Asian Broccoli Salad

There are some days when I sit down to write a blog post that I know exactly what I will say. Today, on the other hand, I have nothing to write about. There was nothing spectacular about the day today – just an average ordinary day. So, I’ll start typing and see where it takes me. That is so postmodern of me!! hehe.

We been craving chicken wings so that was on the menu today. In an effort to save this meal from being a complete epic fail in the health department I decided I would make a nice fresh salad to go with the wings.

A fresh, crisp salad recipe with broccoli, carrots and green onions. The Asian dressing is made up of sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and dried chillies.

I love broccoli salad – you know the kind that has bacon and sunflower seeds. At first I was going to make that kind but then I thought there are recipes for that type of salad all over the net.

A fresh, crisp salad recipe with broccoli, carrots and green onions. The Asian dressing is made up of sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and dried chillies.

So, in an effort to be somewhat unique I created this Asian broccoli salad. The combination of flavours work much better in this salad than I would have even imagined. I love the crisp crunch of fresh raw veggies like broccoli and carrots.

A fresh, crisp salad recipe with broccoli, carrots and green onions. The Asian dressing is made up of sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and dried chillies.

Also, the sweetness of the honey mixed with the saltiness of the soy sauce goes great in the dressing alongside the kick of ginger and garlic. The sesame oil reveals that it truly is an Asian salad.

Asian Broccoli Salad

A fresh, crisp salad recipe with broccoli, carrots and green onions. The Asian dressing is made up of sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and dried chillies.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 8 cups broccoli , finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots , julienned
  • 8 green onions , sliced
  • 1 cup almonds , slivered
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 tbsp ginger , grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes

Instructions

  • Prepare the dressing by mixing the oils, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and dried chilies together in a bowl. Set aside and let the flavours of the sauce come together.
  • In a large bowl mix the broccoli, carrots and green onions together. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss so that all the vegetables are coated. Mix in the almonds and sesame seeds.
  • Salad tastes the best if the dressing is allowed to marinate with the veggies for 15-30 minutes.

A fresh, crisp salad recipe with broccoli, carrots and green onions. The Asian dressing is made up of sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and dried chillies.

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18 comments

  • I love broccoli in a salad. It has such a strong flavor.

  • These are some of my favorite flavors, Steve. This sounds so fresh and delicious!

    • Okay, I didn’t make it for lunch; I made it for dinner to go with a chicken dish. My family loved it! My son and husband gnerally dislike dressings on salads, but thought this dressing was fantastic! (Score!) Definitely keeping this recipe – thanks so much!

      • I cannot imagine a better compliment than that! So happy that the entire family liked it. Isn’t it great when you get something that your kids enjoy!?!?

  • It’s looks very nice and refreshing in a seasonal kind of way.

  • This looks so delicious and healthy too! My husband has requested some “healthy” meals this weekend so I think I’ll add this to the menu. Thanks.

  • Oooh, that looks so lovely and healthy, too. The honey should be a great accent in this salad 🙂

  • Green goodness, asian style-I am in. This looks healthy and delicious, definitely a winner of a recipe. Thanks for sharing this one-yum!

  • I love this salad and am really going for the dressing as well. Nice and healthy, yum.

  • delicious flavours this looks fabulous and colourful
    Nice to meet you too

  • hy steve,
    just found your space…awesome space you have with wonderful collection of recipes..
    nice presentation ..
    broccoli salad sounds utterly delicious..
    happy following you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  • Was just thinking about making a broccoli salad. Wasn’t entirely sure what direction to go in. Now I know 😉 Thanks!

  • This one is now earmarked to make as healthy side in January – when I start my new diet 🙂 It looks amazing. Actually, I think I will add it to the holiday diet as well!

    • Awesome! I hope you enjoy it. I think I may bring it to a family Christmas gathering.

  • I have some broccoli ripening in the garden right now!

  • I tried the broccoli salad and like it. Previously, have only had the salad fixed with mayonnaise, like this version better.

    Thanks,

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