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.

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.
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Almonds, Asian, Broccoli, Recipe, salad, Sesame
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Steve Cylka

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.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

18 comments

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

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

  3. This salad looks perfectly fresh and flavorful, and I’ve got all the ingredients – guess what I’m having for lunch!

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

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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!

  13. I have some broccoli ripening in the garden right now!

  14. 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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