Asian Inspired Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces broccoli slaw
  • 2 ounces raw zucchini and/or squash, diced*
  • 1 ounce raw pea pods, diced
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce*
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 ounces seitan, diced

Instructions:

  • Optional: Put the broccoli slaw in a microwave-safe container, add a few tablespoons of water, and blanch it for 60-90 seconds in the microwave.  (If you are not used to consuming raw vegetables, this step will help minimize bloating or gas that can occur when consuming broccoli.)  Once the broccoli has cooked, drain off the water.
  • Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix with a spoonula until thoroughly combined.  (30-60 seconds should do the trick.)
  • You can eat this meal warm (so, immediately if you chose to blanch the broccoli), or at room temp, or cold.  (I.e., this dish can be refrigerated up to 12-24 hours, and eaten straight from the fridge.)

Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional information per serving (approximates): 250 calories, 2.5 g fat, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13.5 g sugar, 25 g protein.

asian salad

My notes:

  • Think about when you eat an Asian stir fry.  If you prefer different vegetables from the ones I have listed in this recipe, feel free to add/replace as you like.  (Other times I have made this meal I have included cabbage slaw, baby bok choy, water chestnuts, carrots, etc. etc.)
  • Similarly, if you prefer a different sauce (or combination of sauces), feel free to swap out the hoisin for something you like better.  (Peanut, sweet-and-sour, garlic, ginger, etc.)  Just note that the nutritional information provided may change if you choose to make any substitutions.

The ratings:
Mental Cost (ingredient availability): Wildly low
Financial Cost (ingredient cost): Very low
Emotional Cost (cooking skill level): Crazy low
Time Cost (recipe preparation): Happily low
Life Cost (clean up time/effort): Super low
Worth It? (rate from 1-5): 4.75

Miscellaneous suggestions, insights, and/or thoughts:

  • This is another solid, ‘go-to’ meal in my book.  This is also another one I “invented” from scratch (so I’m extra-proud of it), and I love that it is both tasty and healthy.
  • This is another dish that I usually make for work.  I assemble it up the night before, pack it in the fridge, and when morning comes around I’m all set to go – no scrambling to try and pull a lunch together in the morning.

Stef

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About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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