Peanut butter, balanced with a little soy sauce and vinegar, makes a delicious and kid-friendly sauce for broccoli and other vegetables. Giving the broccoli a head start by steaming it before sautéing it with the other vegetables ensures that all the vegetables are nicely cooked at the same time.
- 8 cups broccoli florets (2-inch pieces)
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
- ½ cup sliced yellow onion
- 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter
- 2½ tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- Prep 15 minutes
- Ready In 15 minutes
- Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add broccoli, cover and cook until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the steamed broccoli and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
- Whisk peanut butter, tamari, vinegar, sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Stir into the vegetables. Cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Serving size: ¾ cup
- Per serving: 154 calories; 10 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 77 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,321 IU vitamin A; 109 mg vitamin C; 55 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 346 mg sodium; 369 mg potassium
- Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (182% daily value), Vitamin A (66% dv)
- Carbohydrate Servings: 1