Broccoli and red bell pepper tossed with a spicy peanut sauce makes a delicious side or stir in some cooked chicken or tofu to make it a main dish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2011

EatingWell Test Kitchen



  • Whisk peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and vinegar in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften and brown in spots, about 6 minutes.

  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon soy sauce to the pan along with bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper has softened and the liquid has evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the reserved peanut sauce and season with crushed red pepper. Garnish with peanuts.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; 22.6 g total fat; 2.9 g saturated fat; 375 mg sodium. 501 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 10.7 g protein; 1977 IU vitamin a iu; 145 mg vitamin c; 93 mcg folate; 66 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 47 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

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