A bowl of stir-fried broccoli with a creamy cashew sauce

Coconut, Cashew, Lime Sauce with Stir-fried Broccoli

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Looking for an easy, veggie-forward lunch, dinner, or side? Look no further than this crispy, coconut-y broccoli drizzled with a creamy cashew coconut lime sauce.

A bowl of stir-fried broccoli with a creamy cashew sauce

Stir-fried broccoli with a creamy cashew sauce

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Stir-fried broccoli with creamy cashew sauce is 100% plant-based. If you’ve got omnivores in your group, this would be a delicious side with chicken or fish.

Cashew Sauce with stir-fried broccoli, cashews, and lime

Cashew Sauce with stir-fried broccoli

Stir-fried Broccoli with Cashew Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins

A quick veggie-forward lunch, dinner, or side featuring stir-fried broccoli with a coconut, cashew, lime sauce. 

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: broccoli with cashew sauce, buddha bowl sauce, cashew sauce, cashew, lime, ginger sauce, coconut, cashew, lime, ginger sauce, stir-fried broccoli
Diet: reducetarian, vegan
Servings: 2 entree-size
Author: Sylvia Eastman
  • 1 head broccoli, sliced so it has a lot of flat surfaces {slicing the broccoli flat makes it easier to stir-fry evenly}
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons ginger
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • water
  • handful cashews {optional}
  • slices of lime {optional}
  • fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro, or Thai basil {optional}
  1. Stir-fry the broccoli: In a large frying pan, heat the coconut oil on high. Add the broccoli and stir-fry until your level of doneness. If you want this less crunchy, then you can add a tablespoon or so of water to the pan, and cover it for a few minutes.

  2. Make the cashew sauce: Combine the cashew butter, lime juice, ginger, and coconut oil in a blender and blend until creamy. Add water as needed to thin it out to your desired consistency. 

  3. To serve, top the broccoli with the sauce and garnish with cashews, lime, and fresh herbs if desired. 

Recipe Notes
  • If you have a good strong blender, you can start with cashews and make your own cashew butter first. You can use either raw or roasted cashew for this. 
  • If you want to vary the flavour a bit, you can add soy sauce and/or fish sauce to the broccoli when you stir fry it. If you are vegan, try the recipe for Vegan 2 Ingredient Fish Sauce in this post.
  • You will likely have leftover sauce. It's also great with sauteed spinach, or drizzled over chicken or fish.
  • Also a great sauce for a buddha bowl! 

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Stir-Fried Broccoli with Cashew Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Cashew Sauce

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