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Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts

This Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts was an experiment that turned out to be a happy success. This salad is loaded with healthy broccoli, and if you use approved sweetener, this tasty low-carb salad is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, meatless, dairy-free, and South Beach Diet Phase One. Use Salad Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Red Onion, Mint, and Peanuts found on KalynsKitchen.com

When I made Thai-Style Spicy Cabbage Slaw with my nephew Jake, we were both absolutely captivated by the spicy Thai flavors in the dressing.  I started thinking about what else might taste good with that combination of lime, fish sauce, sweetener, and red pepper flakes, and next time Jake showed up to cook I proposed trying it on a broccoli salad.

For our first try we blanched the broccoli, which was definitely not a good idea.  But we persevered and ended up with this Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts.  If you’re wondering about mint and broccoli together, so did we, but the whole combination really worked.  If you like Thai flavors and raw broccoli you must try this salad.


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How to Make Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts:

(This is just a summary of the steps shown in the photos; scroll down for the complete recipe._

  1. We trimmed the broccoli into bite-sized flowerets and gave them a dunk in cold water and a spin in the salad spinner.
  2. Mix the dressing that combines fresh lime juice, fish sauce, sweetener, and a generous pinch of hot pepper flakes.
  3. You’ll also need thinly sliced red onion, chopped mint leaves, and finely chopped peanuts.
  4. Toss the crisp broccoli with the dressing, making sure all the broccoli is well-coated with dressing.
  5. Then mix in the red onion, mint, and peanuts, toss again a few times and serve. This is a great low-carb side dish for any meal with Asian flavors!

More Tasty Salads with Broccoli:

Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Vegan Broccoli Salad with Spicy Sesame Peanut Dressing from The Perfect Pantry
Spicy Broccoli-Jicama Salad with Red Bell Pepper and Black Sesame Seeds from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts

This Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts was an experiment that turned out to be a happy success.

Ingredients:

Salad Ingredients

  • 7-8 cups bite-sized broccoli flowerets
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 T fish sauce
  • 1 T sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2-1 tsp. hot pepper flakes (we used about 3/4 tsp.)

Directions:

  1. Trim broccoli stems and cut broccoli into bite-sized flowerets.  (To cut broccoli without making a mess, cut through the stem and then pull apart the broccoli flower.  This avoids getting little crumbs of broccoli all over the place as you do when you cut clear through it.)  If the broccoli isn’t really crisp, give it a dunk in cold water and then spin dry or dry with paper towels.
  2. Mix together the lime juice, fish sauce, sweetener, and hot pepper flakes to make the dressing.
  3. Thinly slice the red onion, chop the mint, and chop the peanuts.
  4. Toss the dried broccoli with the dressing, making sure that all the broccoli flowerets are well-coated with dressing.
  5. Add the sliced red onion, chopped mint, and chopped peanuts, toss again, and serve.

Notes:

This was edible when it had been kept in the fridge overnight, but it’s definitely much better freshly made.

Recipe inspired by Thai-Style Spicy Cabbage Slaw.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
As long as the dressing is made with an approved sweetener, this Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad would be a great choice for a low-carb diet or any phase of the South Beach Diet, and it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and meatless.

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    22 Comments on “Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Mint and Peanuts”

  1. I’ve made this salad a few times now using broccoli slaw and it’s a great substitution.