Easy Broccoli Salad with Peanut Butter Sauce

Plate of broccoli salad with red cabbage and peanu

A quick and simple recipe perfect as a weeknight recipe, work lunch, picnic or potluck, this easy broccoli salad lays on top a creamy and bright peanut sauce and is topped with crisp red cabbage. It’s a healthy vegan recipe that will satisfy and delight your tastebuds. 

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 salad 1x
  • Category: food and drink, salad
  • Cuisine: North American, Fusion, Asian


  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets (6 cups)
  • 1/2 small head of red cabbage, shredded (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


No. 1 | Cut the broccoli into small florets, clean and place in a large bowl. Shred the red cabbage and place in a medium bowl. 

No. 2 | In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, rice vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Stir in the water.

No. 3 | Pour about half the dressing over the broccoli and quarter of the dressing over the cabbage. Toss each separately until well coated.

No. 4 | To serve, spread 1-2 tablespoons of peanut sauce on the bottom of each salad plate. Top with dressed broccoli then top the broccoli with a handful of cabbage. Garnish with a sprinkling of peanuts and sesame seeds. 

Keywords: broccoli salad, raw broccoli recipes, asian salad