Above view of healthy broccoli pasta salad in a serving bowl

Peanut Broccoli Pasta Salad

A delicious broccoli pasta salad tossed in a savory peanut salad dressing!

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings 1x


  • 8oz dry macaroni pasta 
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup toasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Boil pasta in salted water. While the pasta cooks, cut broccoli and bell pepper into small bite sized pieces.
  2. Prepare peanut sauce by combining peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, sriracha, and warm water in a small mixing bowl. 
  3. Drain and rinse cooked pasta in cold water and place in a mixing bowl. Add the broccoli, bell pepper, carrots and roasted peanuts to the bowl along with the peanut dressing.
  4. Toss to combine all of the ingredients. Top with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro and serve!
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