Once I had my new batch of Homemade Vegan Fish Sauce made, I was ready to try it out on some of the delicious fresh broccoli from our CSA box. Our 3-year-old, Bug, is weird about cooked broccoli right now. She LOVES raw broccoli, but for whatever reason doesn’t much care for it cooked. Even just barely cooked. So I was super excited about a new way to serve raw broccoli, with Thai flavors, red onion and peanuts. Yum! I left out the mint because our family doesn’t care for savory mint, but feel free to use it in your batch.
Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad
7-8 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup peanuts
3 Tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 Tablespoons vegan (fish sauce|https://veggieconverter.com/2012/05/vegan-fish-sauce-vegan-whole-food.html|)
1 Tablespoons sucanat or other natural sweetener
1/2-1 teaspoons hot pepper flakes (optional)
Mix lime juice, fish sauce, sucanat and hot pepper flakes. Toss other ingredients together and pour mixture over broccoli. Serve.
Adapted from Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad.Recipe Source: VeggieConverter.com
We all loved this in our own ways. The adults ate everything. Goose devoured the broccoli and peanuts. And weirdo Bug devoured the red onions and peanuts, along with a bit of the broccoli. A delicious side dish that I think could easily be made into a main dish served over cous cous with some chickpeas thrown in.