Meatless Monday Broccoli Slaw with Peanut Sauce

Broccoli Slaw Crispy Slaw As the weather changes it seems like time to up-date our menus again.   I do not know about you, but sometimes I just have a taste for something and lately I try to make this...

Broccoli Slaw

Crispy Slaw
Crispy Slaw

As the weather changes it seems like time to up-date our menus again.   I do not know about you, but sometimes I just have a taste for something and lately I try to make this “taste” a bit “healthier”.  Somehow Peanut Sauce has been haunting me lately.  I love the Asian flavors, the richness of the peanut butter and the spices.  I usually make this Peanut Sauce over a half pound of pasta which adds some unwanted carbs for me.  I have been struggling with how else to serve this favored sauce.  I have considered Lentils, and still might try this option, but came across another suspect in Broccoli Slaw and decided to try this as my vehicle to enjoy Peanut Sauce.

Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce
Peanut Sauce

I really liked the results of this new creation, but must warn you that this dish was much better fresh over the left-overs.  The next day the Broccoli Slaw did not have the crunch the initial creation yielded.  I will make this as I wish to eat it from this point forward.  I also adapted the recipe and added some steamed veggies to add in even more “good eats” to this new slaw.

This recipe is especially kid-friendly, who does not like Peanut Sauce?

Broccoli Slaw and Peanut Sauce

Brocolli Slaw with Peanut Sauce
Broccoli Slaw with Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter. I like Chucky.
  • 1/4 cup water or vegetable stock. Use stock here if you have to add a layer of flavor.
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar -- I used Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar - I cut this back to a pinch with the peanut butter.
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard blended with a little water to make a paste
  • Optional -- sprinkle with some red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound of Broccoli Slaw – found in the produce section of your grocery
  • 7 ounce box Green Giant – Antioxidant Blend Vegetables, featuring broccoli, carrots and peppers.

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the first seven ingredients in a bowl for the peanut sauce.
  2. I added the prepared frozen veggies at this time as well and then poured over the Packaged Broccoli Slaw.

Again, I only dress what I intend to eat to keep the crunch.

Folks always ask me for pictures of products so here you go!

*** Favorite Veggie Choice  – Green Giant Steamers – Antioxidant Blend – Broccoli, Carrots, and Peppers.

Veggies Packaging
Veggies Packaging