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Charred broccoli with peanut sauce and almond flakes on a plate with tongs.

Charred Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

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  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Char
  • Cuisine: American


This easy charred broccoli recipe with spicy peanut sauce is a wonderful, bright side dish with notes of sweet and spicy.


  • 2 lbs broccoli florets (3 small heads)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter*
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

To garnish

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds and/or almond flakes


  1.  Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Cut the broccoli into long florets and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spray with oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Place the sheet pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Stir the broccoli halfway through the cooking time. You’ll know it’s done when it is mostly a nice golden brown (with some black charred bits on the buds) and can be pierced with a fork but still has some resistance.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or screw-top jar, combine the peanut butter, honey, sriracha, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Whisk or shake the jar until the ingredients are creamy and emulsified. Thin out with 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed.
  5. Place the broccoli on a serving platter, drizzle with the sauce, sprinkle with the nuts and seeds, and enjoy!


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Use tahini instead of peat butter to make nut-free.*


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Protein: 7.7g