Today’s recipe is for Asian Broccoli Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing! The sweet tangy flavor of this dressing is made from a combination of soy sauce, peanut butter, and ginger.
I first had a version of this slaw at my wedding shower. I can’t believe that was almost 9 years ago! Am I aging myself? Maybe but wow, time flies and the days of my early 20s seem like a lifetime ago. It funny because I can still remember the entire menu my best friend and I made together. Ah, memories.
Ok, ok, snap back to the recipe. Normally, Asian slaw is made from traditional cabbage slaw mixtures. I sometimes add some napa cabbage into my recipe, but mostly I like to avoid slicing a ton of vegetables. I wanted something easy so this recipe uses a pre-mixture slaw. However, most store-bought cabbage slaws are so boring! I love that the broccoli slaw has much more carrots, purple cabbage, and, and color. Mix in some edamame beans and it is completed with a simple ginger dressing.
This slaw is everything I love about spring and summer foods, especially since I get to grow most of them in my garden this year! Yes, I am super excited about gardening. First, because I literally moved over 1500lbs of soil yesterday to a new plot. I get the whole feeling powerful and accomplished thing after that, but mostly, my body is just groaning and I don’t want to move off the couch. I’m thinking that I may try broccoli again this year, and then I could make this recipe from my garden. How cool would that be? Do you garden and can give any advice? I would totally accept anything as this year I really want to be more successful than last year’s disaster.