Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts


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.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings, about 1 cup each


  • cup creamy natural peanut butter

  • ½ cup water, divided

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped unsalted peanuts


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

326 Calories
23g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 11g 21%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 1977IU 40%
Vitamin C 146mg 162%
Folate 93mcg 23%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 501mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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